hollande wins

May 8, 2012

News articles about Hollande’s victory Sunday reiterate what we’ve been commenting on over the past year — that he’s one of us.

From the New York Times — headline “In French Race, the Tortoise Sets His Own Pace”:

“Mr. Hollande is a fine example of the virtues of the tortoise, not the hare; the ant, not the grasshopper. He has shown diligence, patience and quiet calculation in rising to lead . . . .”

Click here for the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/world/europe/in-race-to-french-presidency-hollande-sets-his-own-pace.html?_r=1

From the Wall Street Journal — headline “France Elevates a “Normal” Candidate in Hollande”:

“Francois Hollande crisscrossed France in his yearlong campaign, telling anybody who would listen why they should elect him president : because he is a normal man.”

Click here for the article:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304363104577388651991728844.html


For earlier posts on our blog about Hollande, click here.