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    "Centre-right Nicolas Sarkozy will meet Socialist Segolene Royal in the run-off of France's presidential election on 6 May, according to initial results."
    --BBC

    Any thoughts? Future French-American relationship?
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    Wow. 85% turnout. When was the last time we saw participation in the U.S. electoral process approach anything like that?

    Since Romney had planned on being the "anti-France" candidate, I'd be curious to see what effect a Sarkozy presidency would have on his campaign rhetoric...very little, I suspect.

    Frankly, I don't think U.S/France relations will improve until there's a Democrat in the White House, regardless of who the French President is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble View Post
    Frankly, I don't think U.S/France relations will improve until there's a Democrat in the White House, regardless of who the French President is.
    Why? It just took a new leader in Germany to turn around US-German relations 180 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samkim View Post
    Why? It just took a new leader in Germany to turn around US-German relations 180 degrees.
    Puhleez....we both know it had much more to do with GW's back rubs than political parties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble View Post
    Wow. 85% turnout. When was the last time we saw participation in the U.S. electoral process approach anything like that?
    What gets me is that their 85% turnout is only NEARLY a record turnout!

    If we had that kind of turn out, I think politics in America would have to make some dramatic adjustments as there would more than likely be more accountability on all sides and forced to addressed a totally different demographic than they currently do.
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    Yes, at the moment it is the noisy minority (in each party) that appears to drive the go-kart. Imagine is the silent majority showed up and the fringe politicians had to answer to them?

    I'm a middle of the roader kind of voter. Like bits of what both parties offer. Detest the loud fringes of both. Detested the lunatic 'impeach Clinton' group and the same goes for the 'impeach Bush' crew.

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