South Florida will bear the first brunt of whatever goes wrong or right with these elections.

He has to respond to his base, accommodate at least certain elements of the elite, deal with a devastated country, and get the support of the international community. He may have a window of opportunity if he plays his cards well.

Every single thing he has to do is a massive, complicated headache. But he has a chance, however small, to begin to bridge the gap between poor and rich.

So far, what I see of Preval, he is clearly reaching out to other factions. And there are plenty of people in the business community who apparently made peace with him.