They could just roll the dice and take their chances with Le Pen on the “anything’s got to be better than this” principle?
That worked so well in the USA with ‘anyone but Trump’.
I think you got that the wrong way round. Trump was the “has to be better than this” candidate, and the Americans channelled their inner Frenchman. Biden is Macron. Trump is Le Pen.
My apologies. I was trying to upvote you, but it has somehow become a downvote.
That reflects the current state of the world very closely
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Yet another great analysis from Anne-Elisabeth Moutet. I must confess, I was not previously aware of that quote from Tacitus “Capax imperii nisi imperasset”. Gordon Brown sprang to mind instantly (well, actually, instantly after my wife had translated the quote for me).
Surely there are quite a few other Britons who deserve that epithet?
Our beloved leader, BJ must be a ‘classic’ example?
Cowardice will likely set them back on the path. The French don’t have the grit to ever do anything different. The Fifth Republic has enervated them beyond repair.
To think we came very close to a runoff between Macron and Mélenchon. A thoroughly disgusting result.
Macron is just too good-looking and smug not to vote for him. And if it’s all duds, you vote for the most attractive person. There, modern politics explained in simple terms.
excellent article, indeed the youngsters and the Muslims went en masse extreme left for Melenchon (much more than the ecological party), the brand new party Zemmour Reconquete (120 000 joined in 4 months) the majority is less than 35 years old, and concerned about the future of the West while those who voted with their wallet (mostly boomers), the “vote utile” go with the flow, and those worried about covid and the dhimmis voted Macron .
Yea and they surely won’t vote for Le Pen next.
The French will p***y out and re-elect Micron but Elizabeth’s analysis is certainly superior to Litchfield’s.
You could make an argument that a President (particularly in the French political system) is an elected King. Which makes it less appealing for voters to replace such ‘Royalty’ without good reason. And if there is a good reason then there are so many would-be kings (or queens) struggling for anointment.
I am surprised Valerie Precresse didn’t even got her share of criticism in this well written article apart from owing the state……5 million euros.
Well…..she can take it…..her estate is worth 9 millions and she got the flack she deserves when she went begging on tv yesterday. I was in the village café in Corrèze and she made quite an impression. I can’t even write what these good people eructed…..but it was extremely graphic and much to the point…..I think.
Macron, apart from being a modern times Rastignac, didn’t split anything. The rest of the pack running for high office are sooooooooo mediocre…..that he just filled the void.
No matter how unlikable the man is, there isn’t any other option and who cares if he is likeable or not……for me the main thing is that he does the job.
The french have this deplorable habit of sentimentalising everything when they, at the core, are just very cynical. I think queen Mum said something along these lines.
The Germans are pulling their hair in the German press, describing a situation that is no near reality.
Macron will be re-elected……will act as smugly thereafter as he did the first time and will manage what is to be managed in this padded cell.
See you in 5 years.
for those who read french, pretty well written article
What is that strange rumbling sound from across the Channel? It must be de Gaulle and Mitterrand turning in their graves.
Another excellent analysis by Madame Anne-Elisabeth.
I fear a very hot summer on the streets of Paris and elsewhere.
“France faces yet another miserable choice”
Which country doesn’t at present? In next year’s New Zealand elections, we face a choice between Ardern’s jiggery-wokery, the ACT Party’s free-market fundamentalism, and the National Party’s insipid pitch that seems to consist of the status quo + tax cuts. There don’t seem to be any adults in the room.
How anyone can describe this globalist, anti-human, puppet of the corporatist elite as “left” is beyond me. As is why anyone who consider themselves to be a “moderate” would give their vote to a vile, divisive, arrogant, hubristic, narcissistic oddball; a stupid clever man who openly persecuted, isolated, and scapegoated those who refused to submit their bodily autonomy to the demands of his psychotic, dissociated worldview.
indeed…. it almost becomes bearable to vote for Marine….