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.”

Main Campaign Slogan and Poster

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

  1. Peter L.Griffiths
    March 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Francois Hollande’s proposal of high French personal taxation could facilitate higher taxation in the UK in that the UK taxpayers would no longer want to migrate to France. The proceeds of this higher French taxation could be applied in allowing labour as an input in the French VAT calculation, thus reducing French unemployment.

    • March 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      I am not sure about the link between an increase in income taxes in French and the U.K. However, what this debate about the necessity of an increase of the income tax for higher bracket groups shows is that austerity policies (like in the UK and many other countries) are no longer feasible and have reached their limit (economically) and pursuing them would only lead to a greater downward pressure on the middle and lower income groups.

  2. February 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    lol I like the one with the talonnettes
    The actual poster looks like a spoof as well!

  3. February 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

    good , in your opinion will the far right get the nomination. Should algerians or Beurs or maghrebians or whatever fear Le pen

    • February 19, 2012 at 4:32 am

      First, i am not sure that the far right–i.e., the national front–can win. I think Sarkozy and Hollande will win the first round and one of them will win the second round. As for fearing Marine Le Pen, i don’t see why the Beurs would fear her–they are french citizens after all. The far-right in power in France would for sure create a hostile environment for everyone and specially for the French of Arab/Maghreb origins. But it would also be disastrous experience, politically, economically, socially etc etc…

      Thanks for your interest.

  4. March 11, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Juste on lisant ton commentaire, J’ai senti que mon QI a diminué de 50 points au moins

  1. March 9, 2012 at 12:31 am

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