Sunday, April 23, 2017

France Votes, Round One

A quick web search suggests we should begin seeing exit polling from the French presidential election at about 11 a.m. Pacific time today. That's some 10 hours from now.

Will French voters do their normal shtick: vote protest on the first round, noncontroversial on the second? Or will they say "screw it" and elect somebody out of the mainstream - a rightist or a communist?

If you believe news stories influence elections, the terror attack on police in Paris this week should help Le Pen who, of the four running, promises to be toughest on Islamic militants. We'll know soon.