Friday, April 20, 2012

Joly's Last Stand

I don't think this was well-judged, but I suppose it was no worse than the rest of her campaign:


Robert said...

Don't see it that way. It was a laudable effort in an admittedly terrible campaign.

I don't think she could have built a good and successful campaign around such a speech, but I do believe there is room in an anti-racist and anti-sexist party for wearing ethnic, racial and gender slurs as a badge of honor.

marie said...

Elle est folle

Denise said...

The whole event was a bit depressing. After Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Cecile Duflot did an admirable job of getting the crowd revved up, Joly broke the momentum by leaving for ten minutes to greet the overflow crowd. She then returned to deliver a speech that successfully dissipated most of the remaining energy in the Cirque d'Hiver (an odd choice of venue to my US political sensibilities).

I wouldn't say it was a disaster--these were, after all, her supporters--but it wasn't inspiring, and if you didn't know anything about their nominating process, you couldn't help but wonder why the Greens wouldn't have run one of the other two. Or Hulot.