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"Conflicted."?
That depends on how many times he comes down against the interests of his base when the conflict involves monied interests. I don't know the answer to this question. If siding with money is or becomes a regular occurrence then he might be described as 'anguished' but not conflicted. Of what benefit is hand wringing to his base?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jul 7th, 2013 at 12:14:24 PM EST
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That was not a description of Hollande, that was a description of my reaction. I realize this was not sufficiently clear. My apologies.
by Thomas on Sun Jul 7th, 2013 at 02:49:52 PM EST
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