What a terrible mistake for France if they don't re-elect Sarkozy and elect Hollande instead.
It is cold here today in Paris and we did not make Sarkozy’s speech as we were at Versailles. Considering the chill and the Paris marathon this AM I hope he did draw a large crowd. The Paris people are friendly and good people and do have a strong conservative strain in them. Let’s hope as you said they don’t take a turn hard left. 17 years? That’s a joke. In my opinion Sarkozy was their first conservative in a long time.
We’re going to have a European election this fall—a socialist (probably actually worse than a socialist) against a “conservative” like Mitt Romney, while actual conservatives get a tiny minority of the votes.