I’m not on the ground in France and my high school French is rusty, but I keep reading that Emmanuel Macron is going to trounce race realist Marine Le Pen in France’s final round of voting on May 7.
Most of France’s politicians are throwing their support to Macron, while denouncing Le Pen.
The question from where I sit in America is whether the French will vote for Le Pen, who gives them a chance to survive, or vote for a weak multiculturalist who takes of unicorns and rainbows.
Almost as soon as the news broke that Marine Le Pen had qualified for the runoff vote of the French presidential election, calls were issued by politicians on the left and the right, notably losing candidate François Fillon, to vote against her. But many on the left will do with a heavy heart.
One of the quickest calls came from defeated candidate François Fillon, insisting on the need to block the National Front, from power, adding “I’m not doing this with a lightness of heart”.
Fillon talked of the danger to France that Marine Le Pen’s “extremism” posed.
There’s no choice but to vote against the the extreme right. I will vote in favour of Emmanuel Macron,” he told his downbeat supporters.
Fellow Republican party politician and former Prime Minister Alain Juppé followed suit, announcing he decided to vote for Macron “without hesitation”, to support his “duel against the extreme right, who would be a disaster for France”.
And on the left defeated Socialist party candidate Benoit Hamon also called for supporters to back Macron, “even though he’s not part of the left.”