Nicholas Sarkozy has taken George W. Bush's path to the Dark Side
How does one go from a 53% electoral victory to a 20% approval rating in one year?
What his first year in office teaches us – America's presidential candidates take note – is that the way to become the most unpopular of presidents is to take all sides on every issue. By talking like a reformer, Mr. Sarkozy has displeased the partisans of the status quo, and by failing to undertake the reforms he proclaims, he's also disappointed the partisans of change.
Bush and Sarkozy were both elected to fix stuff, and they've largely failed to deliver. Voters don't tolerate turncoats.
Labels: Economics, Europe, Politics