Well, game over.
First Aleksei Navalny told us he would force Putin to hold a new round of parliamentary elections.
It did not happen.
Then he forgot about promise #1, and replaced it with a promise that his “meetings” would grow dramatically in size, first to 200,000 and then to one million.
That did not happen either. To the contrary, the turnout got smaller.
The he forgot about promise #2, and replaced it with a promise that Putin would be forced into a humiliating runoff election in his bid to return as president.
Once again, no such thing occurred. To the contrary, Putin won in a landslide.
Now, there won’t be another election in Russia for five long years. Does anyone in their right mind believe Navalny can sustain his momentum for even five weeks, much less five years? Will anyone in their right mind pay any heed to any more of his ludicrous lies?
They will not.