Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dark Horse

Bruno Le Maire says he might become a candidate for the leadership of the UMP if his ideas are "not taken up by the other candidates." I like Le Maire, probably more than I should, because I enjoyed the book in which he described his états d'âme as a cat's-paw in the war to the death between his mentor Villepin and Villepin's nemesis Sarkozy.


3 comments:

ZigHug said...

Good, honnest and full of willingness guy... After the book, indeed, which seems especially sincere. It would be profitable for democracy if a guy like him would become a leader on the right side.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell. The UMP militants will be electing the next Secy-Gen and who will be the party's presumptive candidate for 2017 (though there will certainly be a primary). The Chiraco-Villepiniste Le Maire just doesn't have that stature within the party. Not today in any case. It's either Copé or Fillon.

Arun

Cincinns said...

Never say never, but basically I agree. That wing of UMP is on life support.