Instead Mr Serra is struggling to stay in the race. Polls put him five to ten points behind Dilma Rousseff, the candidate of the governing Workers’ Party (PT). The problem is not presentation, though Mr Serra looks dull except when he smiles, when he looks alarming.
Financial Times! Na matéria "Outside Edge: No jokes please, we’re Brazilian", John Paul Rathbone tasca que o Serra tem um "ghoulish-looking"!!! Figuradamente, "aparência macabra", mas o ghoul é um monstro do folclore, como o curupira!!!
The main butts of their missing jokes before the vote on October 3 are the ghoulish-looking centre-right candidate José Serra and Dilma Rousseff, the centre-left protégé of the wildly popular current president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – and thus also the candidate most likely to win.
Outra do Financial Times. Na matéria intitulada "Brazil’s election: all over bar the voting?", diz que a "nega tá lá dentro", na tradução do Marco :-))).
Incrível a última frase do parágrafo abaixo:
Serra’s campaign is in disarray. He seems to be running on a single issue: his achievements as health minister a decade ago and his investments in health services as mayor of São Paulo city and governor of São Paulo state. He has taken up valuable column inches accusing Evo Morales of Bolivia of running cocaine into Brazil, accusing the PT of links to the FARC in Colombia and accusing the government of censoring Brazil’s press – surely one of the most uncensored in the world.
Imaginem, hein? O FT, um dos jornais mais conservadores do planeta, diz que a nossa é uma das menos censuradas imprensas do mundo. Serra tem mais é que calar o bocão, né não?