Those French Elections

I haven’t, I confess, been taking much interest in the reshuffling of the presidential deck chair that is the forthcoming French General Election but it seems as if Sarkozy is currently expected to finish no higher than the first loser’s spot.

And it looks like Sarkozy is worried as well, if his threat to quit politics if he loses is to be taken with anything more than a pinch of salt.

After his election rally on Sunday however when he lurched sharply towards a position of anti-immigration and economic protectionism I think I can put a handle on his election campaign:

  1. Avoid doing a Lionel Jospin in the first round.
  2. Court those who are likely to vote for the French National candidate, Marine Le Pen in the first round in the hope they will win him the second round.

How depressingly negative.


  1. Trooper Thompson says:

    I’d love it if Marine knocked him out at the first round. I can’t abide Sarko.

    • Misanthrope Girl says:

      It would indeed be funny if he was ousted in the first round but I can’t see it happening. As for Hollande, from what little I know, I can’t see him being any better.

  2. jameshigham says:

    Usually US politics is interesting but now it’s just depressing. The French are always a good standby.

    • Misanthrope Girl says:

      TBH almost all politicians, regardless of hue or nationality, are depressingly dull being nothing more than boring drones in grey suits most of the time. It is what they do which infuriates!