The Significance Of The Sarkozy Win In France

by Infidelesto on May 8, 2007 · View Comments

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In an amazing turn of events, the people have spoken in France. As turning point in French history, France could/may become more of an ally than the likes of, sadly, Great Britain. Here’s some interesting info many of you may not have read:

When Sarkozy was crowned the candidate for the centre-right Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) Jan 14, polls showed the two rivals running neck and neck, with each receiving 50 percent of the vote.

But Royal, who was named the Socialist Party nominee seven weeks earlier, decided to begin her campaign with an exercise she called “participatory democracy,” travelling around the country to engage in discussions with voters before formulating her platform.

Although well intentioned, it was a naive and ultimately fatal move, for it made her appear tentative and without ideas of her own. And it left the media field open for Sarkozy, who took full advantage of it by presenting himself as a strong, decisive leader with a well-thought-out programme for governing.

Royal fell behind in the polls immediately. When she finally presented her platform in mid-February, it was too late: she had allowed Sarkozy to snatch the initiative and never caught up in the polls.

Despite riots and protests from Socialists and Islamists, Sarkozy beat out his rival, Socialist counterpart, Segolene Royal. He has braved the onslaught of the media and all his critics. What’s most impressive to me, is to hear things like this:

(Sarkozy) I want to make an appeal to our American friends: to say to them that they can count on our friendship, which has been reinforced by the historical tragedies that we have confronted together. I want to say to them that France will always be at their side when they need her help. But I also want to say to them that friendship is accepting the friends can think differently about things and that a great nation like the United States has the obligation not to obstruct the struggle against global warming, but, on the country, should take the lead in this combat, since what is at stake is the fate of all humanity.

via PM

Sarkozy, the Infidel, is a cool guy…

So then…

Let’s ask the question…

Could this shift in French politics have the kind of effect on other European powers and their politicians to stand up against eventual Islamic takeover of Europe?

Let’s face one reality…Sarkozy will have little effect on changes around France unless he has a compatible Prime Minister and Parliament in place with similar political values.

But, on the contrary, Could this be the turning point for Europe, influencing surrounding countries to elect leaders who are more aware of the Islamic threat?

Is this the beginning of “Operation Save Europe”? Let’s hope so…
Regardless, chalk this one up as a win for the Infidels.

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