"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Viva La France

So, Jacques Chirac will say "au revoir" after 12 years as head of state! I am guessing there will be erratic outcomes this year!

Nicolas Sarkozy (right) and Ségolène Royal (left) are the two main candidates for the next elections.

Sarkozy! A reformist conservative and Pro-American (Another Tony Blaire)... He is the head of the right-of-the center party, the French conservatives (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire).

Royal, on the other hand... a simple feminist socialist figure, will only shake Bush's hand after telling hime what she thought of his policies... so her attitude towards the US will be "cool but friendly" She will, if she wins, bring a new France to live with the first female president.

Royal had a strong start. However when she started informing people of her thoughts and suggestions on foreign policies and affairs, they became concerned where will all that take France when speaking on the international level.

As for Sarkozy, when he officially announced his aspirations he then was behind her, but when people started to become concerned of Royal's thoughts and suggestions, Sarkozy jumped into the front runner seat.

Is Royal embedded so deep in the elite of the French socialist party?!?!

The French are still lost, with 40% undecided yet! As I said in the beginning.. erratic outcomes may surface and I wouldn't leave Bayrou outside this fight...


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