Originally Posted by Alien Dynasty
I think that the best thing that we can hope for is a government run by a secularist but whose raw power is balanced by the Muslim Brotherhood. I'm very leery about the MB getting into power, but I also don't want a return to a statist Mubarak-style government.
it's a bad set of choices. read somewhere (i can't remember where), a supporter of the liberals in cairo describe the choice as "between an islamic fascist and a military fascist."
in terms of how their campaigning, the MB seems like they're trying to project a more mellow image and appeal to christians and liberal supporters of the revolution. i don't know enough about egypt to know how sincere that is, but i suspect it's partially a genuine move to become a mass party (which is what the mb clone in indonesia has been trying to do for years) and partially an election ploy.
can't say either of the choices are exactly inspiring.