Is Chancellor Merkel making a tactical error in offering support on all fronts to get the French president re-elected. An endorsement by the de facto Queen of the European Union is a great asset for any politician embarking on a campaign trail. Appearing alongside the possible defeated of that race will damage her judgement and the doubts will set in. The chancellor is riding high. She is needed to assist Europe pass through the crisis and to secure her own re-election in 2013.
"It's about the big responsibility we have, the construction of Europe. We are surrounded by competitors, we have to show them that we are capable, that France and Germany together within Europe can make all of Europe successful," Merkel said in a joint interview Monday with Sarkozy on public broadcasters France-2 and ZDF television. (AP)
This is true about the challenge to forge a competitive Europe. But it is not true that the people are fully behind “Dimension; the Art of SuperState.” At least not for now.
Should Angela Merkel fail over this move, she can expect no support or assistance from the next French President for her own re-election....... Endorse yes, marry no.......
Well I realise we've all been hypnotised I love your Angel eyes. Chancellor
Angela Merkel, De Facto Queen of the European Union, risks her position over
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The president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy has defended her decision. "We have gone through such a huge crisis," he argues, that "we are looking to each other in a different way than before". "What we are currently going through is... the Europeanisation of national political life." (BBC)
In his dreams say the Euorskeptiks. But there is a point for both sides. If Europe's leaders forge unity and they may be just able to do so, then there is an argument that citizens may again listen to what Art of SuperState has to offer. Working in unity would be interpreted as a success. And success breeds more success.
Rome was not built in a day and neither will “Dimension; the Art of SuperState.” Chancellor Merkel can help the “Europeanisation of national political life,” not by accompanying the probable vanquished in presidential elections but by preparing permanent working relationship between France, Germany, the UK et all to pursue the European Dimension regardless of personalities. Europe will not flounder through the vanity of one politician seeking to retain power. But it will be build on the Europeanisation of national political will to succeed, subject to the support of the democratic wishes of its citizens.