Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Aubry's ahead by 2; no, Hollande by 6. Etc. Actually, nobody knows who's ahead, because the polling organizations don't know how to distinguish those likely to vote in the Socialist primary from those who just like to vent to pollsters. So the results vary wildly. Frankly, I don't much care, especially since the polls make no effort to distinguish what issues, if any, might differentiate one candidate from another in the minds of the voters. What would you say if asked to distinguish Hollande from Aubry, for example? And as a reader of this blog, you're following the race much more closely than most of the French electorate. Nevertheless, Romain Pigenel explains--rather idealistically--why you should vote.