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I've always thought/ heard that his ceiling is about 9% because too many well-educated, pro-European, centrist voters won't support a Christian Democrat.

I'd probably be in that category - in Spain specially a "christian" politician would be suspect of being Opus Dei.

And, in France, I imagine strongly secular voters will shun a Christian Democrat. But if it' Bayrou-Sarkozy in the second round we'd have "better a Christian than racaille".

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 at 02:21:32 AM EST
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