Welcome to the new version of European Tribune. It's just a new layout, so everything should work as before - please report bugs here.
Display:
Two electoral mistakes of this generation: Le Pen making it to the Presidential runoff in 2002, and Sarkozy winning in 2007.

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 20th, 2009 at 04:07:26 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I assume Sarko.

Le Pen is an artifact of how democracy works here. The outcome was bad, but the process, I'm not ashamed of that, and the second round...what did Le Pen get?

No, that wasn't a mistake. Jospin would have been better than Chirac, but Chirac was better than what, for example, the Worker's Party in England was inflicting on Europe.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Tue Jan 20th, 2009 at 04:14:22 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Hey, Bush 2000 was an artifact of the way the electoral system wrks in the US - he actually lost that one.

The big mistake was his reelection - that's what Americans were making up for in 2008 when they elected Obama.

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 20th, 2009 at 04:18:54 PM EST
[ Parent ]
"Better than Tory B. Liar" is a rather low bar to clear, though...

I think even "heckuva job" Brownie is able to do that...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Jan 20th, 2009 at 04:22:57 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Top Diaries

LQD: Totes awky momo

by Frank Schnittger - Oct 12
30 comments

Catalonia open thread

by fjallstrom - Sep 29
41 comments

Smudges

by Oui - Sep 23
10 comments

Occasional Series