Thursday, June 23, 2011

The UMP Attacks the PS Primaries

The UMP attack on the Socialist primaries bores me almost as much as the primaries themselves, but here and here are two thorough articles on why the UMP has its knickers in a twist.

Why do the primaries bore me? Because they are yet another delaying tactic, in which the Socialists can continue their favorite sport of magnifying the small differences among them while putting off yet again the business of developing a coherent strategy on which to run against Sarkozy and Le Pen without alienating the voters of the extreme left, center, and ecological parties, whose votes they will need in the second round. The longer they put off establishing a party identity in the minds of voters, the more difficult their task becomes.

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