Tuesday, November 04, 2008
President Obama's Challenge (and Sarkozy's Opportunity?)
What is of interest to me is the possible role of French president Sarkozy in working with Obama. Sarkozy was the first foreign leader to reach Obama and congratuate him (if the BBC breaking news ticker is to be trusted). Sarkozy has already shown his diplomatic finesse with the Russians; could he be trying to position himself--and France--as the new transatlantic interlocutor? This bears watching.