Nicolas Sarkozy is running not merely to get re-elected but for his life as a politician. Like so many Republicans in the USA, Nick the He-Man wants to demonstrate that, if elected, he will make certain no Muslim kills anyone. Of course, if Christians kill one another, that is a different situation and not of concern to him. Latest polls reveal the boost he got when a Muslim French fanatic killed innocent people has now gone down. For some reason, putting bad Muslims in jail does not translate into new jobs for people.
Sarkozy has to decide whether to go left or go right. Should he focus on programs that produce jobs or should he focus on “it’s time to hate Muslims?” Going the road of hate usually produces short term results, but tomorrow still leaves the average voter with no job, no opportunities to get job training and limited unemployment money.