He believes that Shiite and kurdish support for the election means that the Shiites and Kurds share our agenda of a multicultural, democratic, liberal Iraq.
I think the reality is much more complicated.
The Shiites want to take over, the Kurds want to get in good with the Shiites in order to keep the Shiites on their side
In general, I think a lot of people are hoping that the elections will cause something to happen. They are tired of the status quo and want to see some sort of change. I don't think that this indicates a deep desire that Iraq becomes a democracy.
That is all.