While she is highly unlikely to win the run-off presidential election
on May 7 against the Bill Clinton of France, Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le
Pen managed to come in second in the first round on Sunday. She came
ahead of the leaders of both major French political parties, the
Socialists and the Gaullists. It is a sad day for France, and for the
world, that such a hateful person—a neofascist—is in the running to be president.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt hated fascism and was determined to defeat
it, even if it meant allying with Joe Stalin of the Soviet Union.
During World War II, Germany occupied northern France and installed a
right wing puppet government in the south of the country at Vichy, led
by Marshal Henri-Philippe Petain, the victor at Verdun in WW I.
Roosevelt despised the Vichy, and ultimately his troops defeated it.