French Election

  1. 3 months ago

    Who you guys think will win?

  2. I'm taking bets if there's any takers. Macron pays .76 to 1 and Le pen pays 1.4 to 1. I'm just estimating, haven't looked at the polls/odds at all.

  3. You will look long and hard to find a more fierce American Francophile than me. You might find one, they're out there. But, I mean, I'm really into NATO, yet I dig France's justified distance from it. Well, France has committed political and military suicide many times in the last thousand years. It's aggravating for her allies but part of its charm.

  4. Those odds seem pretty generous though. I think the gap would be way bigger for Macron.

  5. I'm kinda the opposite of a Francophile but I do like current events.

  6. Disappointed that "L'horreur" didn't make it into the thread title.

  7. Oh cool, turnout is down sharply from past elections.

  8. Let Pen conceded. 65-35. That has to be good, right? My gut would say that if anybody was going to show up, it would be the rabid racists. So maybe the margin is even better than it would seem? Hopefully, anyhow.

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  10. pitpat, Toby Ronnie

    May 7 Administrator

    my thinking, as well

  11. -image-

    woot woot

  12. @Finn McCool Disappointed that "L'horreur" didn't make it into the thread title.

    That would have been good! My thread titles are usually boring/straightforward

  13. All eyes on the legislative elections in June.

  14. In France? Why don't they do them all at once?

  15. A sizable portion of the ballots were left blank in protest, certainly a risky gambit.

  16. I read some NYT stuff on the election that said people who supported the far left candidate were agonizing over whether to not vote or cast a blank ballot, which I didn't understand.

  17. The ballot blanc is a French tradition dating back to L'Révolution.

  18. @Finn McCool A sizable portion of the ballots were left blank in protest, certainly a risky gambit.

    fuckin bernie bros

  19. Fraternité Bernaise.

  20. haha

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