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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Stephan Kletcha
"The party is something that people are projecting their hopes onto at the moment," said Stephan Kletcha, a political science researcher at Erlangen's Friedrich Alexander University.
"A lot of their popularity is based on media effect," said Mr. Kletcha. "The challenge [for the Pirates] now is to hold on to the voters who are toying with voting for them."