WHY? Could it be because the other two candidates for the nomination - Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Laurent Fabius - are both Jewish? I think so. That and the fact thst she's very easy on the eyes. Seriously, Socialist PM Lionel Jospin lost his attempt to become President because of his momentary support for Israel and condemnation of Hizballah after a visit to Lebanon:
When French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin visited Israel in January 2000, he was attacked with stones by Palestinians because he dared to state the simple truth: "Hizballah is a terrorist organization." Instead of defending him, President Chirac preferred to condemn him and even said: "That is not the official position of France, Hizballah is a political movement."Even though Jospin later recanted, the hard-Left never forgave him, ran against him and caused him to finish third and miss the run-off. MY POINT: it is wrong to underestimate the effects of pernicious anti-Semitism in France, or anywhere else. Segolene will win the nomination - and possibly defeat Sarkozy - who is part Jewish. This would be the end of France as we know her. C'est la vie.