Timothy L: democracy is more than elections. It is primarily the rule of law, the institutions, the fabric of society itself. Hamas represents none of the above. As for the bigger question, Hamas victory just shows that like communism and fascism in the 20th century, the islamist ideology is spreading and taking roots everywhere it is allowed to be present. Get ready for similar results (or violent take-overs) in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Marocco, Tunisia, etc etc. Welcome to the 21st (22nd?) century's biggest nightmare!
from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance