Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Nicolas Hulot is now officially a candidate for the presidency. This further complicates the already bewildering picture. Hulot has described himself as a "free electron," so that if he attracts a substantial number of voters, he may be in the position of brokering the second round. In any case, he is certain to raise the prominence of ecological issues, which is probably a good thing, although it remains to be seen whether he can manage the transition from media personality to political actor.