Sarkozy of the far right (who oddly has put down fellow right extremist La Pen) and Royal (socialist) are getting the most pub. Again La Pen, also of the far right national front is lurking as well as Bayrou who is middle. La Pen was seen as very dangerous (especially to young French folks I talked to) in 2002 and many are afraid he may steal the election this time with his very strong anti immagration views. Jose Vove is the anti globilization party and it will be interesting to see what happens with that (not much, but still). Despite the fact I have a French gf, I do not know to much about the elections. She is not really into politics to much, but she wants to go with Royal. But what do people think? Obviously there are a few canidates getting all the pub and people eat it all up. The best canidate is probably lost in the mix.For the most part it seems familiar to any other nation. Likely, these four major canidates, along with many others, are probably just figureheads who serve the corporations who fund them and the lobbyists. I wonder if there is a ron paul type canidate in these elections. someone outside the mix with ideas that differ from the majority of politicians.