The news from Ecuador has the American conservatives in a dither. The runner up in the presidential election there is a rabid left wing politician. He will be in a run-off election pitting him against a multi-millionaire conservative candidate. What has everyone excited is the fact that there is a definite tilt to the left in South American politics lately and that makes American conservatives nervous. As they should be. Whenever conservatives are in power, no matter where, they get greedy. Eventually the poor take exception to this and will listen to anyone promising a better life. It can happen anywhere.