Sunday, May 6, 2007

Hungarians heading for the Elysee Palace...

Hungarians everywhere are rejoicing in the victory of Nicholas Sarkozy, son of Hungarian immigrants, in the French Presidentlal election. I know that everybody I talked to a couple of weeks ago in New York was rooting strongly for the "home team," just as they do whenever and wherever Hungarian music is played. Hungarians are very tight and they stick together, no matter what. They even have their own HNN, Hungarian News Network, through which they manage to find out about any event within 200 miles of their location that involves Hungary.

I'm all for Hungarians anywhere. They're a great group. But I can't help wondering what implications Sarko's victory has for female candidates this year, namely the Segolene Royal of America, Hillary Clinton? I don't really know whether you can compare the two contests, but Royal was an attractive, competent candidate, which at least hints at trouble on the horizon for Mrs. Clinton in 2008.

Any thoughts?

3 comments:

german said...

actually i wonder how warm the relations will be with the next president of the us. i know chiric didn't have the warm feelings for bush and bush only has warm feeling for putin.
the way i see things is the only way she could win is if the republicans were dumb enough to create a ticket without guiliani, or romney. they would be strong enough in the northeast to offset any weakness she would have in the conservative states in the west and midwest.

SS97 said...

A Romney-Giuliani ticket would be a formidable one. It would be interesting to watch a Romney vs. Obama debate. Politically they're polar opposites, but in many regards they're eerily similar. Both are: shrewd, eloquent, smooth, handsome and tactful. Moreover, both are members of highly controversial churches. However, Clinton will win the nomination due to Obama's lack of experience, and when she does, and if there is a Romney-Giuliani ticket, Clinton is in deep trouble.

buckarooskidoo said...

I think Romney made the best impression of all the Republicans in the first debate. He's thoughtful and can speak extemporaneously on a wide range of issues. It remains to be seen whether Romney has a "Catholic" problem...I can't quite believe this country would still hold someone's religion against him or her. But I could be wrong on that...

On the Dem side, I was initially impressed with Obama, but Mrs. Clinton was exceedingly well-prepared. She definitely does her homework, while Obama is kind of airy and general. In general, I can't believe these people are doing this nearly two years out. Who can keep up this pace?