In France, the leader of the opposition Socialist Party has garnered a huge lead in the polls by declaring that his real enemy is "the world of finance." In America, President Obama's incessant war against "fat cat" bankers has not fared so well. Likewise, the unfortunate attacks on Bain did not gain much traction.
In other news, the French Parliament and Senate have approved legislation imposing fines and/or imprisonment (up to a year!) for denying, or even "minimizing" any "recognized genocide," which at the moment includes only the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust. But of course, the French government can add to the list of recognized genocides (still waiting for them to mention Mao, Stalin, and Pol Pot). In America, such a law would be struck down in a nano-second by a 9-0 vote.
When - oh, when - will the Left wake up to the fact that Europe is no role model? Would it help to send every member of the Democratic Party a copy of Daniel Hannan's The New Road to Serfdom?