Why Mélenchon pushes Ruffin | The echoes
Posted Apr 27, 2023, 6:22 PMUpdated on Apr 27, 2023, 6:34 PM Do you believe…
Posted Apr 27, 2023, 6:22 PMUpdated on Apr 27, 2023, 6:34 PM
Do you believe it or don’t you believe it? In a conversation between personalities on the left today, there is inevitably a moment when the little game is invited on the intentions of Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Is he sincere when he talks about wanting to hand over? Then come the eyes raised to the sky and the answer, almost unanimous. Of course not! He is one of those artists announcing their farewell tour each year; “He will die on stage,” says a party boss.
Last Sunday, the former presidential candidate reiterated the promise. “I said in all tones that I wanted to be replaced. For the elections, I have not changed my mind,” he wrote on his blog. How is it that two days later he invite la Nupes to meet next Tuesday to begin its Act II? Because only he can act and get the left out of its turbulent zone, he means, even if the partners are actually already working on the date.
How come he dismissed in december everyone who overshadowed him (including Ruffin)? How is it that “L’Express” making its “one” on “the fall of Mélenchon”, he immediately publishes an angry tweet? Because the idea that he would be forced is unbearable for Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Targeted, he steps aside, pretends not to cling to power but to better give himself every chance of keeping it in hand.
The announcement of my fall is a “chestnut tree” for the media in decline like the Express.
Why add a conflict that has already been denied? Is this journalism? The billionaire press is a shipwreck of thought.
— Jean-Luc Melenchon (@JLMelenchon) April 27, 2023
It is no coincidence that, to make people believe in his withdrawal, he chooses to highlight François Ruffin . Self-claimed “social democrat”, the deputy of the Somme is most likely to keep the socialist left on board the Nupes.
He organizes himself, he climbs in the polls and in fact competes with the former candidate in the minds of left-wing voters. If Jean-Luc Mélenchon pushes him, it is therefore proof that he is disinterested and only thinks of the survival of his union, he induces.
It is also proof that he is ready to dub someone who does not look like him. A spokesperson for ordinary people more than himself, a lover of the field more than of strategy, reproaching LFI for having neglected the working cl***es, fleeing pots and the court spirit, Ruffin is the anti-portrait of ‘a Mélenchon who seeks to make people forget, through the real fake dolphin, why they are criticizing him.
But if he doesn’t have his faults, he doesn’t have his qualities either. Man who doubts, solitary, without the culture, the verb, the inventiveness of the leader of LFI, he will eventually bring to light the reasons which had made Mélenchon the undisputed candidate of the left in the last presidential elections, he believes. Old veteran bet.