Pauvre Sarko, pauvre France!
A reverse in the polls is always possible. Sarko may be suffering from the Richard Nixon effect: no one would admit they voted for him, but he won by a lot.
The debate may also have a game changing effect, but that is grasping at straws.
If France goes down the Socialist road with Hollande, it is doomed. Uncontrolled immigration, higher taxes, redistribution of wealth.
Im still cautiously optimistic that Sarko can pull this out.
He is the one with a lifetime of experience in high level office, from Mayor to Minister of Finance, Interior, Budget, Defense, and of course, President.
His résumé: Chairman of the Socialist Party for ten years. A man who is an atheist, who never married, who had four children with Segolène Royal, dumped her for his newest girlfriend. If he wins, God forbid, he will live in the Elysèe Palace, and represent France, and travel around the world with a woman who is not his wife.
With elections, it is always unpredictable, and I don’t trust polls. So ... we shall see.
That background on Hollande’s family life is a bit startling. I don’t like to see such behaviour normalised.
For sure. VERY depressing. During the US’s period of absence of leadership, we’ve had a few other countries on the world stage with leaders we could count on, i.e., France, Israel, UK, Canada, now Spain. They may rotate but we need as many as possible. In this case, Europe doesn’t need one of its largest countries going down the tubes. Or maybe they all just have to ‘hit bottom’ before they can get back on track.
These new French polls seem to have turned right after the terrorist incident...is it posible that the French are afraid of more attacks..and are voting for appeasement of Muslim terrorists?
Another thought..power/comtrol in France is so centralized between the government classes, the unions, and the media..is it possible that these polls are an outright fraud..a blatant attempt to steal the election by discouraging Sarkozy’s supporters?
France is following in our footsteps, I see..
I’m still thinking Sarkosy will nail it down...French people are wise to Hollande I think, and Sarkosy for the most part has done well for the French. “Change” isn’t what some think it’s cracked up to be...just look at the US!