Podcast #29: Presidency or bust!
There's 15 days left to the Egyptian presidential elections. We examine the insurgent campaign of Islamist Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, ask whether the Muslim Brothers are dangerously off-balance as they try to catch up, look at Amr Moussa's claim that he's the only candidate ready to be president on day one, and wonder whether the Abbaseya clashes and other factors contributing to Egypt's political instability could derail the elections or might simply continue even if there's a president.
- Aboul Fotouh stands up to Sadat
- David Kirkpatrick in NYT: "Candidates in Egypt Work to Mollify the Military"
- Amr Ezzat on residents versus revolutionaries