http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/26/news/kuwait.php They came young and old, rich and poor, eager to hear the latest stump speech and even more eager to make their presence felt. Hundreds of voters gathered in a cavernous wedding hall in a conservative suburb of Kuwait City to hear Walid al- Tabtabaei, an incumbent Islamist candidate, give one of his last speeches before the parliamentary elections Thursday. The voters compared notes on candidates and debated their merits. One thing set them apart from the voters who attended political rallies in past elections here, though: almost all were women. This should be interesting!