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Too many unknown unknowns there. Are the media clinging to the TINA story because it's simple and it works, why go against the grain? Is there in fact a split between the candidate and the party organisation, reducing capacity for drum-banging? Is Hollande keeping his head down while waiting for the chips to fall - which could be a tactic as long as he knows what he's going to say when Sarko later looks like a loser?

Thing is, Hollande is currently polling as second-round winner by 60%-40%, in other words as next French president. When he says: "I will renegotiate", that should be making headlines. But if it did, the UMP would be on him like a ton of bricks as the irresponsible man who broke the agreement Serious Sarko worked so hard to build and thus save Europe. Is that why he whispers?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Dec 13th, 2011 at 08:31:36 AM EST
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