Sarkozy’s margin was only 4%ï¿½shy of Ronald Reagan’s massiveï¿½popular vote/electoral landslide of 1984 in the United States.ï¿½ This is truly aï¿½new day for the French Republic!ï¿½ First, Germany elects a conservative Chancellor (post-ï¿½and now France a conservative President (post-Chirac).ï¿½ Perhaps theï¿½Western democracies’ï¿½fight against Islamic extremism has turned an important political corner today. I’m going to enjoy a nice glass of French wine this evening!
Just heard via FoxNews that Nicolas Sarkozy has won the French presidential election with about 53-54% of the vote. This represents a real shift in European poltics. And yet another defeat of an anti-Bush candidate in a foreign land. On Fox, I heard that he won even though his opponents labeled him “Sarkozy the American.” I also recall he was accused of being a clone of our much-maligned President. That notwithstanding, he won by a comfortable margin.
I hope to blog more on this anon, but have a busy day ahead of me.
**UPDATE BY GAYPATRIOT AT 1:45PM** — Excellent liveblogging on the expected Sarkozy win is going on at No Pasaran.ï¿½ Official results on the French Presidential election will be released in less than 15 minutes.
In a hotly contested poll, nearly 75% of voters had cast their ballots by late afternoon – the highest turnout at that point in more than 30 years.
-Dan (GayPatriotWest) and Bruce (GayPatriot)
UP-UPDATE (from GPW): Over at Back Talk, a “professor at a major research university” notes that in the past 3 years, six of the seven “advanced industrialized Nations of the world (i.e., the G7)” have elected governments which support the American war on terror, rejecting anti-Bush candidates and governments and observes:
If America’s standing really were so low, presidential candidates should be able ride anti-Americanism to victory. This should be especially true in France and Germany — the two most anti-American states in Western Europe (according to popularity polls, anyway).Â