I'm watching the Socialist debate but would rather hear your comments than offer my own, so feel free to use the comment button below. My chief reaction, at the midway point, is that I'm glad the primary is only a month away. I'm not sure the country can take much of this. I must say, Hollande, for a front runner, came off as an awfully angry man, while Royal, the seasoned candidate, seemed (characteristically?) ill-prepared. Montebourg's opening statement was very polished indeed, but I'm rather allergic to his main formulas, démondialisation et protectionnisme. And now the feed is getting flaky. I hope it's back for Aubry.
The televised political debate has to be one of the least intellectually satisfying forms of political discourse ever invented. Surely there's a better way.