This doesn’t bother Hollande. He described how no one thought François Mitterrand, France’s first and only Socialist president, had a chance of winning. “Often people told me, ‘Oh, la, la, François Mitterrand, what charisma, what a president!’ But before he became president, they used to call him badly dressed, old, archaic, he knows nothing about the economy.” But the day he was elected, Hollande said, Mitterrand was transformed.
“In a moment, you are invested, you incarnate France — that changes everything.”
Saturday, April 14, 2012
NY Times Portrait of Hollande
Here. A comparison to Mitt Romney--the unkindest cut of all: