Sarkozy: Humour de campagne et les affiches de Sarko
In every presidential election, the pundits and the media usually take a big interest in and over-analyze candidates’ posters, yard-signs and slogans. Yesterday, Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled his campaign slogan, La France Forte, and his campaign poster. Of course, it was not a surprise. Continuing on the theme of courage, strong leadership, and the savior of France, Sarkozy’s poster tries to embody these themes as accurately as possible.
However, once a campaign slogan and poster is out there, it belongs to the public. And if an incumbent president is unpopular, like Sarkozy is, the public would hijack that poster and the campaign theme and make it its own. That is exactly what happened to Sarkozy’s poster and slogan. Just hours after it was unveiled, blogs and websites were bubbling with literally hundreds of photo-shopped versions of the main campaign slogan and poster. You cannot Google Sarkozy’s slogan without getting some very funny and an extremely well-done spoofs. Basically, bloggers turned Sarkozy’s poster into a joke reflecting his popularity–or should i say, his unpopularity–and his hectic tenure in office.
Keeping with this well honored tradition of humor from the campaign trail, i decided to post what i thought were the funniest and the best variations of Sarkozy’s poster “La France Forte.”
This one i thought was a great one
This one plays on Sarkozy’s obsession with Angela Merkel and Germany: This one should be titled Merkozy
La France Morte instead of La France Forte and a strong hint to the sinking of the Costa Concordia
Another variation of La France Morte
One that shows a deep-seated anger
And this is just funny
Lastly, I think this one should really be Sarkozy’s Campaign slogan and poster