DSK's team apparently had it all figured out. He was to resign from the IMF in late June, announce his candidacy on June 28, preceded by a "blitzkrieg" in the last two weeks of June, positioning himself as "the French FDR," savior in a time of crisis. With Laurent Fabius as his campaign manager!
The best laid plans ... I especially like the idea of taking it easy through the summer. I've always thought that DSK was a lazy politician with little taste for the thousand indignities of campaigning (who can blame him for that?). A blitzkrieg campaign followed by a sequence of stealthy appearances would have been just his style.