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I simply point out that she in fact had flirted with Bayrou, and that Bayrou is not on the left.

And then I further stated a personal preference for a candidate with ideological bona fides of the left persuasion when dealing with what is in fact a financial crisis which we will witness deepening between now and election time.

Nothing against Ms Joly, she certainly has established anti-corruption credentials, and I wish her and the Greens well. I just am stating a personal preference for more ideological rigor in confronting the present financial system. This is because while it is important to fight illegal and corrupt actions under the present rules and the current system, it is even more important to combat the corruption which is inherent in, and even defined by, those same rules and that same system.

This is why Montebourg was so successful, there is clearly a properly grounded strain of this in the PS, and clearly also in the PC and Front de Gauche.

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

by r------ on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 11:19:10 AM EST
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