- May 8, 2008
- St Gaudens France
The job of writing a long article to explain the race to l'elysée up to now had prevented me from starting a thread. Happily, this article from the Independent does most of it for me. I would agree with the majority of what is written (apart from liking Le Pen to Clinton!)......thank God we have two rounds of voting in the French Presidential election! We all expected a press conference from Fillon on Monday, would announce his withdrawal from the race. Far from it! in a great piece of, almost religious theatre, he confessed his sins to the electorate and said sorry (for allegedly paying large sume of public money to his family for work that was never done), now absolved of his sins, he sees nothing wrong in continuing his campaign for President. We shall see what the electorate say (in the next round of opinion polls.Whilst I agree with his theory of a 'ceiling' to Le Pen's support, I would want the muddy waters of both the left and right of French politics to be clearer, before being totally confident that she will not end up President.