The French centre-right party (UMP) has decided to follow this blog's advice and put forward, as a candidate for mayor of Paris, a glamorous and modern 40-year-old woman - Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.
For a change, the right wing is starting to give a chance to younger people who keep up with the times: a true breath of fresh air.
However, Parisians seem to be snubbing Nathalie saying that she is too upper-class, too posh; having BBC (in one more attempt to do politics) quoted a think tank, Generation Libre "As soon as she opens her mouth, you just think: OK, she is from the wealthier districts of Paris and probably doesn't care about how the other half lives." We live in a world that screams "discrimination!" for any and everything, nowadays; however, it remains silent when a woman is being discriminated, just because she stems from a Premium environment.
The Left brainwashed society to believe that all individuals from the upper class are oblivious, indifferent, aloof, egotistic, elitist, superficial and have it easy; however these deviating behaviours aren't characteristic to the upper class only - they can be detected in the middle, high middle and the rich classes - and they aren't even a rule, but rather an exception.
The Parisian leftists are actually selling, to the electorate, that old cliché that the upper-class doesn't understand the lower classes; thus it shouldn't vote for Ms Kosciusko-Morizet.
(NB: the socialist party with its cheap strategy actually reminded us that it is filled with bored rich militants who are detached from reality, who feel guilty for being wealthy and, thus, persecute their peers inside and outside the political sphere)
The electorate only needs to be reminded of one small detail: when upper-class elements run for public office, they usually do so out of concern for the welfare of the society they live in, because they want to improve the system and assist those who are not as blessed as they are. However, when others run for office, they usually do it for self-promotion, to make use of the system to get rich
Voters should ask themselves who is more suitable to serve them: someone who doesn't need to steal from the people; or someone who most probably will corrupt the system for aggrandisement (of either him/herself or of the party's cronies)?
Now, the true issue behind the present French leftist sophistry: the 2017 Presidential Elections.
In France, local elections are held every 6 years; meaning that this year's mayorship elections are being seen as a prelude to the presidential ones within three years. The Polls say that if elections were held today and Nicolas Sarkozy would run, he would be elected by the French.
Therefore, in the socialist mind, bringing Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet down will make it hard for the UMP to rally its base for 2017; however, given the present state of French affairs, we would say that the Socialist Party is rallying all opposition bases by itself - and, if the UMP campaign plays its cards right, not even the secret tapes scandal will help the French socialists win the elections.
The 2017 presidential campaign has already started.
May the best Sarko run and win!