PARIS — A few days before Nicolas Sarkozy announced he would run for reelection as French president next year, he fielded an unusual question from a caller on a radio show: Could Sarkozy, the caller asked, ever make him dream again?
The man on the line, named Régis, said he had voted for Sarkozy for president in 2007 on the basis of his uplifting campaign, and was considering backing him in an coming right-wing primary. But he wanted a glimpse of the candidate’s old, positive persona.
Sarkozy’s response was blunt — and illustrates the deep change he has undergone since he burst …read more
Source: European Voice