François Mitterrand had an extremely refined electoral and geographic knowledge of France. A strong attachment to its regions. But he wasn't the only one. Behind Georges Pompidou there was the Massif Central. Behind Jacques Chirac, the Corrèze. Behind François Bayrou, the Béarn. Behind Nicolas Sarkozy, by contrast, one sees nothing but Neuilly.
Monday, May 10, 2010
From Mona Ozouf in yesterday's JDD: