Meet Beppe Grillo, the comedian running for President of Italy.
Beppe Grillo Holds Gigantic Rally In Milan
In this coming weekend's Italian election, there's obviously a lot of attention paid to Silvio Berlusconi, and whether or not he'll make a strong, comeback showing. But the politician that a lot of folks are watching is Beppe Grillo, the head of his own "Five Start Movement" party, which has a very strong populist, anti-Eurozone, anti-banker bent.
If he has a huge showing in the election -- and the last polls had him in 3rd place, even ahead of Mario Monti -- then that could cause a major political disturbing. Anyway, he had a huge rally in Milan tonight. Anywhere between 70k-100k showed up to hear him.
Profile from Bloomberg:
'Debt is the only thing growing in our economy.'
Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Beppe Grillo, the Italian comic poised to play a spoiler in this month's national elections, says the country's debt must be renegotiated.
Interview with Beppe:
Comedian Beppe Grillo Wants to Be Taken Seriously
Beppe Grillo, founder of the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement, spoke to WSJ's Giada Zampano in Verona, as he hits Italian piazzas in his "tsunami" tour.