Sunday, April 6, 2008

MoDem Frays a Little More

In yet another sign that François Bayrou's attempt to recreate the political center with himself smack in the middle of it has failed, Jean Arthuis has announced that he is quitting MoDem. Although Arthuis was one of the architects of Bayrou's economic policy for the presidential campaign, he was never an enthusiastic supporter of MoDem. He did, however, join the new party's executive board. Now he's done with all that and wants to revive the UDF. The center, with MoDem, Nouveau Centre, UDF, etc., is becoming crowded with parties and empty of adherents. Soon, each centrist will have his own party, untainted by affiliation with any other and basking in the perfect ineffectiveness of doctrinal purity.

1 comment:

MY said...

Cornillet and Mercier seem to be ready to follow...