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22. They probably have it right
Sat Apr 22, 2017, 03:53 PM
Apr 2017

Chirac, from what I hear (and this is NOT first hand) is experiencing serious dementia, and is far enough gone to be unable to make a coherent speech (Trump comparisons aside for the moment, please).

Sarko's antics put him out of the running before it even got started. With Macron, they're getting a surprise package of what's behind door number four, but the sentiment seems to be, "we don't know what he really has in mind, but it can't be worse than any of the other three, so why not risk it." That is one terrible set of choices when being asked to vote for the presidency of your own country, but who are we to jeer? We had the clearest of choices, won the vote, and yet still let the loser into the Oval Office. We are hardly in a position to point fingers if France makes the "wrong" choice.

Who do you want to win the French election? [View all] DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2017 OP
LMMFAO @ Marine Le Trump... ADX Apr 2017 #1
Personally, I prefer Marine Le Putin meow2u3 Apr 2017 #10
I like what you did there. Kentonio Apr 2017 #19
Boeuf Bourguignon DavidDvorkin Apr 2017 #2
Jacques Clouseau. dchill Apr 2017 #31
Macron is a con and a neocon Ghost Dog Apr 2017 #3
Yo momma retrowire Apr 2017 #4
La Momma! grossproffit Apr 2017 #29
Jean-Luc Mlenchon mvd Apr 2017 #5
Jean-Luc Melenchon wants to pull out of NATO and the EU. I can't abide by that. DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2017 #6
I can live with his stance on that since I agree with.. mvd Apr 2017 #7
I respect your opinion. DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2017 #8
I agree about NATO mvd Apr 2017 #9
I like Hamon. He's my second choice. DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2017 #11
I'm in France once a week for work, and my French friends tell me DFW Apr 2017 #12
I know Obama is tacitly supporting Macron. I trust his judgment. DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2017 #13
Usually, so do I. Maybe Obama knows Macron. I don't DFW Apr 2017 #14
So the "smart money" is that Macron and LeTrump end up in a run off which Macron wins? DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2017 #15
No one is being smart, at least not in Paris DFW Apr 2017 #16
The urban/rural divide is universal. DemocratSinceBirth Apr 2017 #17
True, but I was thinking about France's other big cities DFW Apr 2017 #18
That is about where all our staff in Toulouse is at Sen. Walter Sobchak Apr 2017 #20
They probably have it right DFW Apr 2017 #22
I think what they want is their very own Angela Merkel Sen. Walter Sobchak Apr 2017 #24
The French would kill to have "effective, stable and boring." DFW Apr 2017 #25
France is in a position with no great candidates. tammywammy Apr 2017 #21
I would like to support Mlenchon, but I've read he is anti-immigration? Starry Messenger Apr 2017 #23
Macron grossproffit Apr 2017 #26
Hell no to both Melenchon & Le Pen grossproffit Apr 2017 #27
I don't care for any of them, probably very much like the French, themselves Warpy Apr 2017 #28
Sanity, in whatever form that will take. WinkyDink Apr 2017 #30
Definitely Macron. roamer65 Apr 2017 #32
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