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Subject: Duel at the Top
Bluewings12    4/23/2007 9:04:34 PM
The French TV Channel TF1 will organize a Sarkozy-Royal encounter live very soon . S. Royal is going to go down big time . ' Nuff said ... Cheers .
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Godofgamblers       4/24/2007 8:42:27 PM
You're too optimistic, BW! Or you put too much faith in the common man. Things may go exactly the opposite way.
I've heard that Royal speaks in hackneyed clichés and Sarkozy speaks on issues... from that it would seem to me that Royal has all the advantages! The common Man on the Street may find he understands Royal better while Sarkozy is too 'abstract', you can never tell....
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Softwar       4/25/2007 1:07:52 PM
I hope you are right BW - but like other optimists here - I am sure it may turn out badly.  The socialists have a big block and their appeal based on government fixing everything is a thought-free process, something that appeals to those who do not want to think.
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Bluewings12       4/25/2007 6:07:28 PM
S. Royal will suffer from the encounter , that I am sure of .
N. Sarkozy is not abstract (?) at all . He 's very direct and answer in few seconds .
The problem is that Sarko knows and believes in his business while Sego "repeat the lesson" .

Unless she tries to "demonize" Sarkozy with some of the usual leftist cliches , she doesn 't stand a chance .
His "social" program is even sounder than her 's !

Cheers .

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french stratege       4/25/2007 6:22:00 PM
It is billions Blewing, not millions!
On Chirac, he is not anti US per se, but at least he is un-trusting USA.
Now USA, have their own interest and national agenda and we have ours.
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JIMF       4/25/2007 7:00:07 PM
To people who post on a military/strategy board a second carrier and more Rafales are definitely important.  But, is defense spending much of an issue to the general French populace? 
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Shirrush    Mobilization   5/6/2007 11:10:24 AM
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Shirrush    Jewish mobilization   5/6/2007 11:26:37 AM
I voted this morning at the French Consulate in Tel-Aviv. The line was long, and the atmosphere, cheerful.
As always with the Tel Aviv consulate, the organization was flawless, and the line was only due to the fact that everybody came, and that's a lot of people.
It appears that the French citizens living in Israel had mobilized massively on Sarkozy's behalf for that one, not only because of last weekend's e-mail fever, but because there's a general feeling that only he can prevent the final divorce between France and the Jews, and start working at mending that millenary relationship.
Not to be cynical, but I don't think he can do much more as a President than a few reassuring, friendly utterances. That in itself would be a great improvement over the declared hostility of the Chirac regime and the baying of the bitches from the Quai d'Orsay and the Chiraquerie's MSM. The Jews are very anxious at the possibility of losing France for good. Voting for the Sarko today was, for us, simply a way to do something about it. France does not seem to give a flying f^ck about us, and sees no problem replacing us with Muslims. The issue of today's vote may slow that down for a little while.

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