France Insider/Paul Ben-Itzak

August 29, 2008

Hope springs eternal

Filed under: Uncategorized — franceblogger @ 8:31 am

With the exception of the cynical — and subjective — reporting last night by France 2’s Washington correspondent, who couldn’t stop saying that Bill Clinton was essentially lying in his ringing endorsement of Obama, if one theme comes through in the French media’s assiduous coverage of the Obama campaign, it’s that no matter what wrongs we perpetrate, France, and Europe in general, never stops believing in the American ideal and idyl. Well, there’s one more theme that’s resonated as an explanation for the particular excitement generated by this particular candidate, and that’s that it flies in the face of the anti-immigrant trend sweeping this country and much of the Western world.

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