My concern trollish ways got the better of me. In my previous post, on Mélenchon as a pedagogue, I expressed worry that he was serving to bring workers over from the Front national to the Front de gauche only to later have troops available to follow Mélenchon into pushing for a Hollande victory over Sarkozy in the second round.
Well, I should not have been quite as skeptical, as on Thursday, while I was distracted by a weekend holiday, Mélenchon expressed no interest in being in Hollande’s government.
Last week, the NPA asked Mélenchon to join them in resisting Hollande’s government (assuming the PS candidate is swept into power). While the two strains of the far-left may not unite in opposition, this makes me take Mélenchon more seriously than I did a mere week ago.
But I’ll wait for May 7 for further thinking about this. Let’s let Hollande win, first.