Today in “Asked and Answered” (French Election Edition)
Ross Douthat asks: Is There a Case for Le Pen?
I answer: no, no there isn’t.
That concludes today’s edition of “Asked and Answered.”
Side note: because one can tease out things a politician has said that might be reasonable, or that one could see raising legitimate issues worthy of debate is not the same thing as their being a case for that politician being president of their country. (And, further, one cannot ignore the implications of those ideas in the hands of a person in power when deciding whether a case can be made).
Also: the attempt to separate party from president is quaint.