The Madrid campaign will have its outcome in the polling stations on May 4, but for the moment it is being fought in bars. The Popular Party has decided that this is the field of play in which it can win and for this it took out an ad this weekend featuring hoteliers and waiters. Let others talk about infections, hospital beds and ICUs. We are with the beers, the tapas and that explosive gastronomic combination that is the calamari sandwich. “Madrid is freedom”, writes Isabel Díaz Ayuso when selling the spot. Its inhabitants seem to have even freed themselves from the pandemic without even having been vaccinated. They should not explain why other European cities are still so concerned.