President Nicholas Sarkozy faces the prospect of defeat in his run to once again be president of France. Every poll indicates that after first round voting, which will not allow any candidate to secure a majority, the May 6 vote will result in victory for Socialist candidate Hollande. But, Nick is not giving up and has promised to “lead the people” to the barricades. His words remind one of the French Revolution only this time the King is Sarkozy so why lead the people against himself?
France has economic problems stemming from a large portion of the GDP going to furnish welfare services. The issue is how can a society provide for all sectors while at the same time being economically prudent? If Hollande can prove capable of this trick, he will truly be the miracle man of France.