Outgoing President Sarkozy is not acting like like a serene President seeking a re-election. Almost desperately he is trying to widen his catchment area of normal centrist voters !!!
We in France had a good example just this week. He does not want to be associated with the extreme right, i.e. The National Front (i.e. Marine Le Pen) !!!
However on the 25 February recently (as reported in this Blog on "Animal Rights and Ritual Slaughter) Sarkozy questioned whether there is a problem of "Animals ritually butchered for Hallal meat" replied drily "Is it worth making an issue of this ?" This was indirectly a reply to the problem which Marine LE PEN had vehemently raised in her campaign.
Sarkozy has now inserted into his campaign the fact that he wants Hallal Meat to be specifically identified when sold !!!