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My French blog is on fire since I announced I would vote for Nicolas Sarkozy

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picture: Paris-Match showing Nicolas Sarkozy surrounded by journalists and a few accredited bloggers at the last UMP university, where 12 bloggers had a press badge, a first ever in France, I’m on the left corner ;-)

Hundreds of comments and more than 20 000 page views a day currently on my french blog as I announced that I decided to vote for Nicolas Sarkozy at the next 2007 presidential elections.

The reason I did that is that Nicolas Sarkozy, currently #2 in Government and future candidate is the only politician in France to my knowledge to say he wants to transform France into a “nation of entrepreneurs” when entrepreneurs are often seen as “enemies of the State” these days, so I can only support him. Of course, many people disagree… The French AP AFP and Reuters published the news straight from my blog so it’s also rock and rolling in the press… [-] Here the presidential race will probably be won with a very tiny portion of votes, so I anticipate blogs to play a big role in the elections.



  • http://profile.typekey.com/Deeder/ Deeder

    Maybe you’re exaggerating a bit. Okay some people disagrees with your political choice and cries this everywhere, and not really in the good way. But this sort of people are more and more numerous on the Web. So, this a bit like the new sort of “people press” and this is the problem when we have a blog of opinion, visited by a large public. And you must make with them…
    The only one reproach i’ve to make to you is that you posted your opinion a little early than you should. We are in September 2006 and the election will be in May 2007. There’s no electoral program yet which are public and we have the impression of a decision without “true bases” made with the light one. Maybe (i think and i hope) this is just an impression but that’s the image you gave on your blog in this post and i think that’s the real problem which launched this polemic.

  • http://octaviorojas.blogspot.com Octavio Isaac Rojas Orduña

    You are such a wonderful source of information for what’s really happening in the French blogosphere.
    Is impressive the reaction of the people and the media on your post!
    Congrats!

  • Bob Marcel

    Moi le seul candidat pour qui je voterais c’est celui qui dira que son but est le bonheur de tous. sinon ça sert à quoi un politicien ? Curieusement personne ne l’a jamais dit.

  • http://www.loiclemeur.com/france Loic

    Octavio, thanks, but unfortunately I don’t post enough these days in english, I have to work on it.
    Deeder, exagerating a bit has been a style for since I was born, you know how we are here when we were born in the south of France ;-)

  • http://www.kwyxz.org/weblog/ kwyxz

    “I guess it’s because I’m the first blogger to publish its political views on his blog”
    Ça va les chevilles ? -_-;

  • Joel Demay

    Hi,
    Just as a FYI Loic, your post should really read “My French Blog is on fire”. ;-)
    But congrats on your blog, and I think the 07 election will be won on the blogosphere.
    I will vote for Nicolas too.

  • http://vinz-a.blogspot.com VinZ

    “I guess it’s because I’m the first blogger to publish its political views on his blog”
    Hahahahahahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !

  • http://www.loiclemeur.com/france Loic

    Hum, it was late, my english…. apologies.

  • citoyenne

    C’e n’est pas dans une boite de diffusion de blogs que tu devrais bosser mais dans une agence de pub !!
    Bravo pour le buzz autour de…si peu de choses ! A quand ton article sur ton changement de camp ?

  • C.

    Etonnant de fatuité et de vulgarité.
    Finalement, involontairement drôlissime…

  • sdfds

    You’ll vote Sarkozy (he’s not even candidate yet) because you saw him!! lol. You feel impressed, it boosts your own ego.
    I don’t like Sarkozy because his not sincere.

  • skoobeedoo

    C’est quoi ce restaurant où il y a autant de serveurs pour passer la commande et pas assez de sièges pour asseoir les invités?
    Et sans table, comment on fait pour servir la soupe?

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ignazio/ ignazio

    Meanwhile, in Spain… ;)
    Looking forward to have a president like Sarkozy here.

  • Marc

    Loïc, what do you make of Sarkozy’s support for Bush? I agree France needs to be more entrepreneurial but do we want a French Patriot Act?

  • http://www.myspace.com/absa2 Absatou

    I would vote for him too if I was french. His ideas are pertinent. Would you believe most of the foreigner with a minimum of common sense agree with him. I am senegalese myself, living in France, but I am 200% with him. I’m not only talking about the immigration issue, but his economical point of view is also logic.

  • Marc

    So, beyond economical questions, how does a Bush/Sarkozy association makes you feel?

  • http://www.loiclemeur.com/ Loic

    I don’t think he really supports Bush, I think he likes the US model in general so one way to show it is to support its current president.
    Is publically advocating for the US style here all the time: the way you integrate minorities, multi-cultures, liberalism, entrepreneurship etc. That, I like.

  • http://carignano.blog.20minutes.fr/archive/2006/09/15/like-a-spanish-cow.html Le Blog de Christophe Carignano

    Like a spanish cow

    ‘Like a spanish cow” :pour dire parler l’anglais comme une vache espagnole ! Cette expression prend tout son sens quand, au hasard de mes lectures, je tombe sur le blog deLoïcLe Meur en Anglais. Ce blog ne dit pas grand chose de plus …

  • Matthias

    FYI That same picture is also in the latest edition of Time magazine. You really adore Sarko!

  • Fabrice

    “My blog HAS BEEN on fire since I announced I would vote for N. S.” et non “IS on fire…” Faute de grammaire récurrente chez les français. Il s’agit d’un bilan. L’emploi du présent perfect s’impose. T’as encore des progrès à faire. En anglais. Entre autre. Mais au fait, tu vas voter Sarko pour quelles élections? En dehors du fait qu’il s’est auto-proclamé candidat à la candidature (se fichant Royalement de toute notion démocratique), le candidat UMP n’est pas encore désigné. Et sur quel programme? Parce que pour l’instant, on n’a pas vu l’ombre d’une esquisse de signe de programme. Les apparences, le show, la frime, c’est pas un programme ça. Et puis, entre nous si t’avais dit que tu allais voter Royal ou De Villiers, les réactions auraient été exactement les mêmes! Essaie en allemand la prochaine fois. Qu’on se marre un peu.

  • http://www.loiclemeur.com/ Loic

    Matthias: really ? I can’t say cool because everybody will jump on me again !

  • http://www.soulcast.com/absatou Absatou

    I have a question. Do you think Sarkozy will lose points for showing his admiration for Bush?
    I really support him, but don’t you think he might be the puppy of Bush once he becomes a president?

  • calgar

    Je pensais que la réflexion serait plus poussée au vu du tapage médiatique sur té décision de voter Sarkozy…
    Force est de constater qu’à part une citation de Sarkozy voulant faire de la France “une nation d’entrepreneurs”, on sait pas grand chose… On retombe là encore et toujours à des effets d’annonces! Car sauf erreur de ma part, pas un seul homme ou femme politique n’a clairement dévoiler un programme en partant de situations actuelles et en amenant des propositions clairement illustrées qui nous montrent enfin où ils veulent aller!
    Avoir une nation d’entrepreneur forte pour développer l’économie d’un pays, celà relève de l’évidence, que nul ne peut réfuter… Mais concretement, comment Sarkozy s’y prend-il? Quels droits ou modifications sont à son sens nécessaires?
    Bien beau donc d’annoncer des choses, des “titres”, encore faut-il en proposer un contenu…

  • Jean

    Je suis effaré de voir Loïc adhérer au projet de Sarkozy. Je me retire immédiatement de ce forum que je lisais avec intérêt, je ne veux pas me retrouver dans les statistiques que les spin doctors du petit homme ne manqueront pas de mettre en avant quand la campagne du candidat sera à la rubrique internautes.
    Cocu, peut être, mais je suis plus obligé d’assister aux séances!
    Bon vent et sans moi!

  • http://gapingvoid.com Hugh MacLeod

    Note To French… Note To French: Bush is not the USA… Bush is not the USA… Comprendez?
    I suspect the French like to confuse Bush with the USA because it stops them from having to think too hard about their own problems. So call me a cynic.
    What the Americans fail to understand about France: how important social “position” is in the latter.
    Don’t even get me started about the British….

  • yankee_capitalist_pig

    Marc: “do we want a French Patriot Act?”
    don’t you already have zillions of them? ;-)
    Bravo pour le buzz

  • Nicolas

    I like you, Loïc and your entrepeneur style and views.
    But When you say that Sarkozy is this kind oof person, I just have to say to you “No!”.
    Since he arrived in politics, his only wish was to get the power. Politics, as one other guy told in his comment, is to make the most people happy in the country.
    Don’t you feel there’s a little difference between Sarko’s wishes and what he should do? Since he’s in the government, he does things thinking about the future elections, and that’s not possible.
    He defines himself as an action guy, but he shouldn’t forget that being president won’t be in adequation with his projects for France.
    This guy, moreover is a liar, telling he ll never privatise GDF in 2004 and agreeing about it 2 years after, lying about the police results, about the justice figures.
    I am not right side, not left side, but I won’t vote for a guy who’s is transforming politics in a TV show…. as Bush

  • jeff

    pauvre c** tu n’es qu’un opportuniste

  • rocket

    Fabrice said
    “My blog HAS BEEN on fire since I announced I would vote for N. S.” et non “IS on fire…” Faute de grammaire récurrente chez les français. Il s’agit d’un bilan. L’emploi du présent perfect s’impose.
    Sorry Fabrice but you don’t know the English language yourself. Nothing “s’impose” in this case. When you title an article you have a certain flexibility in English that you don’t have in French. Just read any newspaper headline and don’t be so highly critical for something that is “si peu importante”
    I just love it when other French criticize their compatriots for their English.
    Here’s one from today’s NYT for example
    Puff the Magic Preservative: Lasting Crunch, but Less Scent
    Tu piges, toi Fabrice?

  • http://www.usandworldpolitics.com/ W.E.B. Du Bois

    Hi, I am an American and I am interested in French politics. Do you think that the French Socialist Party will run Ségolène Royal and that she could beat Sarkozy?
    WEB

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    LeWeb3: The Sarkozy and Le Meur Backlash Continues [en]

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  • http://www.ecv-info.com LEI

    j’exprime des souhaits de bonne année à vous!

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  • Dan Jones

    French people smell of onions!

  • Roger Ludwig

    Congrats! I hope this leads to a great relationship between USA and France! I love french people, and we need to work together in these tough times. I think Nicolas Sarkozy is a great leader. I hope we can stand with you in anyway you need our support. And i hope you continue to stand with us in so many ways!
    An American living in China

  • Raphael

    I think everyone in France should vote for Nicolas Sarkozy. Maybe your Jealous American hating will finally come to an end. Viva le America

  • http://www.hillblogger3.blogspot.com HILLBLOGGER3

    Agree with you totally Mr Le Meur!
    I personally pledged support for a Sarkozy presidential candidacy earlier than you did.
    Nicolas Sarkozy embodies the values of the traditional French right; the right to live in a society that espouses merit over welfare state, the latter being the favorite modus vivendi of the French left, i.e, levelling down.
    Obviously, because Mr Sarkozy says loud what so majority of the French think and believe, i.e., immigrants who refuse to integrate must leave, he is branded a neo-conservative but he is not – he is not Le Pen whose dogma is patterned after the erstwhile Fuhrer of the Third Reich.
    I maintain that Nicolas Sarkozy is the president that France needs to effect modern changes in an aging France. He’s the only one who’s proven several times in the past that he can walk the talk, not Royal, not Bayrou, and definitely not Le Pen.
    The forthcoming runoff is crucial Nicolas Sarkozy must win over Ms Royal lest France be burdened by a bunch of incompetent socialists at the helm.

  • http://www.pahlaviforkingdom.com tirdad gharib

    Dear friends a great victory the great Nicolas Sarkozy is president of france, now the usa and france are united. meilleurs salutations and congradulations.

  • Colin T. Callaghan

    Vive La France!
    Media is not a fair representation of Les Etas Unis!
    And thank you in support of The American Revolution!

  • http://www.pahlaviforkingdom.com TIRDAD GHARIB

    Good evenning my dear fellow friends Nocolas Sarkozy is a very hard working president of france and a very direct and honnest man he cares about france and the world and we must be very happy that jacques chiraq is gone ,

  • jerome

    Bonjour tout le monde,
    Tout d’abord – J’adore Nicholas Sarcozy. Je trouve qu’il est un homme tres ambitieux et energetique qui va quand meme changer l’image de la France.