Tuesday, March 13, 2007

French Election Getting Tighter

From the FT comes this report:

Ségolène Royal’s faltering presidential campaign was dealt a further blow on Monday as François Hollande, the leader of her Socialist party and father of her children, admitted he was worried she would be knocked out in the first round of France’s election next month.

The comments underlined how worried Ms Royal’s campaign team is about the surprise surge in opinion polls by François Bayrou, candidate of the centrist UDF party, who has caught up with her in opinion polls and been dubbed the third man of the campaign.

Interesting turn of events we have witnessed here, of late. It looks to me that Bayrou is becoming the anti-Sarkozy candidate. There are many that do not like Sarko because of their fear he'll cozy up to the U.S. far more than Chirac has done. And frankly, many do not see Royal of having a chance against him. So, the logical thing to do is throw support toward Bayrou, who would stand a better chance beating Sarko.

Bayrou - the anti-Sarko, has a rough edge to it. But maybe it's catchier in French.

8 comments:

L'Amerloque said...

Hi LASunsett !

OT

Excellent TV program in the UK a few days back:

The Great Global Warming Swindle

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9005566792811497638&q=global%2Bwarming%2Bswindle

An absolute "must see", in Amerloque's view. (and "must pass along and spread areound") (grin)

Best,
L'Amerloque

LASunsett said...

Hi Amerloque we have missed you around here. I think I saw the link to it somewhere. If it's the same thing, it was an hour or so long and didn't have the time at that moment to view it. But I hope to very soon.

I think both us of agree we should all conserve and keep the earth as clean as possible. But I also think we both concur that it's not to the point that we should whip ourselves up into a state of fear and chaos over.

Thank you sir, for your input.

LASunsett said...

Amerloque,

I tried to locate the place where that video is located, but couldn't find it. Could you tiny url it for me?

Thanks.

LASunsett said...

Well Amerloque, I looked and found it. But it said that the video was unavailable. Maybe it was because of traffic, maybe some environazi hacked it, maybe there was political pressure to take it down. Who knows?

Greg said...

Can't get that clip either, but here's a related story.

http://tinyurl.com/2p46f4

LASunsett said...

Yep Greg,

I have a post in the bullpen that will link to this article. I just haven't had time to polish it up, yet.

But nevertheless, thank you sir.

L'Amerloque said...

Hi LASunsett ! (et Hi Greg !)

/*/Well Amerloque, I looked and found it. But it said that the video was unavailable. Maybe it was because of traffic, maybe some environazi hacked it, maybe there was political pressure to take it down. Who knows?/*/

Sorry. That was the link provided in a related blog on the Daily Telegraph newspaper. It probably was submerged by a gazillion requests. (sigh)

Here's another one (tinyed down)

http://tinyurl.com/2dhnyx

This is the youtube page with the search for the program:

http://tinyurl.com/2y52xe

The prog is about 1h15m long. Someone has posted at least one complete version, and still others have posted it in multupart format.

(Overloaded with work here, with yet another sick project …) (grin)

Best,
L'Amerloque

LASunsett said...

Amerloque

Thank you sir. The Eagle has landed, we have successfully accessed said site and it works. I have bookmarked and will definitely give it a look.