If he can, it will be just another indication of a phenomenon we have noted here before: the complete abdication of responsibility of the political mainstream to deal adequately with questions of Sharia supremacism and Muslim immigration. From AFP, with thanks to Fjordman:
PARIS, Jan 8, 2007 (AFP) – France’s veteran far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen on Monday predicted that he will again qualify for the second round of the country’s approaching elections, but said that this time he could actually be voted president.
In a New Year message to the press, the 78 year-old National Front (FN) chief said that divisions in the ruling Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) will pull him ahead of the right-wing candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and result in a two-way decider against the Socialist Segolene Royal.
“As in 2002 I will probably be in the second round of the presidential election. But unlike in 2002, this time I can win the election, because I will probably be facing a candidate of the left, which will at least offer voters the choice between two radically different alternatives,” he said.