Presidential elections in France, first round
UPDATE on the collapse of historic parties--they are sustaining financial losses, too:
Further notes, Mr. Nathan Pinkoski has a good analysis of M. Zemmour's electoral shortcomings--he's too bourgeois.
& Miss Moutet has a telling analysis of the strengths of Mme. Le Pen's appeal to women & the lower-middle class--she's a cat lady.
"L'irruption de la volonte humaine dans l'histoire"? My French is not excellent, but I will hazard a "deja vu"! Zemmour is the Baudet my country needed, didn't deserve, and, in rare accord with justice, didn't get. Read Pinkowski. When I first heard of Zemmour, I already got the impression that he was tactful about whom he was addressing. Though it may be that he made mistakes in where he put the emphasis, he has certainly managed to steer clear of the pitfalls Trump and Baudet charged into. My party leader has started to think like the favourite podcast hosts of his constituents... Zemmour was more careful around c19, but the Ukraine turned out to be a stumbling block for him, too. Pinkowski's suggestion seems to be that wider lower class support could have cushioned that fall somewhat. Fair enough.
Compact judges him harshly electorally, which is not too unreasonable, but it's perhaps because there is no desire to look at what changes he's effecting by his influence & what he's proposing about the regime. M. Zemmour should not be judged this way, except by those who think he's done & what he stands for is done. I am myself uncertain. He has many faults, but he may yet achieve some impressive success.