It’s actually less than Red might have guessed. Apparently, only about 25-30% of the French (right at 35% of the 75% or so who voted) were actually willing to vote to return to the good old days of racist xenophobia, closing of borders, insularity and withdrawal from the larger economic world. Well, that’s France’s loss. But could it turn into a gain for Texas?
Red estimates that in Texas, Marine Le Pen would have gotten well over 50% of the vote based on her platform designed to appeal to the far right. A weenified and elitist proto-liberal banker and economic policy wonk who is married to a much older woman would have a tough time cracking 35% in deep Red Texas. She would have stomped Macron in Texas. He wouldn’t know what hit him – only that it hurt.
So MLP, here’s the deal. You want to actually get elected to something? Red has it all worked out for you. As Red sees it, yYou’re still relatively young and pretty good-looking and have a view that the majority of Texans just might take a cotton to (you would need to learn what that means – but Red is ready to help you). Give up on France, move to Fort Worth, work on your drawl, get some blue jeans and cowboy boots, get naturalized and in 5 years run for Governor on a secure the borders (by that Red means those with New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana) and secessionist platform. You might just pull it off. Red guaran-damn-ties you that you will pull in more than 35%.
YES! la Texas