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Obama in France : the aftermath

Obama in France : the aftermath

This morning, France is waking up in a state of stupor, facing the harsh reality : HE has gone ! Twenty-four hours, it's hard to believe, and yet it's true : Barack Obama is now far away from us, he will not be coming back. His visit is over, and the...

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Obama in France ? A flop !

Obama in France ? A flop !

200,000 people in Berlin ; about 50 in Paris ! When Barack Obama left the Elysée tonight, only a handful of fans were waiting outside the building to see him go away. If we compare this figure with that of yesterday's attendance in Berlin for the great...

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Obama in France : Live Report (6)

Obama in France : Live Report (6)

6.10 p.m. The two men arrive for their press conference. They seem quite relaxed, smiling. It's true they look like close friends. Maybe it's this kind of arrogance they share... Obama starts speaking to sum up what he has just said to Sarkozy during...

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Obama in France : Live Report (5)

Obama in France : Live Report (5)

17.02 p.m. Barack and Nicolas : what a wonderful photo ! Unforgettable moment... The car entered the yard of the Elysée. Nicolas was waiting for him, under the porch, as a president traditionally does while expecting another head of state or government....

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Obama in France : Live Report (4)

16.48 p.m. He is on his way to the Elysée... But he is very late : he was supposed to arrive at 2.45 p.m. What happened ? Was it intentional : he probably wanted his visit to be as short as possible... But, don't worry, we won't resent him... On TV, all...

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Obama in France : Live Report (3)

Obama in France : Live Report (3)

16.17 p.m. Here he is, at last ! Half an hour after the landing , the Star has finally gone out of the plane. It was high time ! Journalists were beginning to wonder if he was feeling sick... It would have been surprising : France is not far from Germany......

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Obama in France : Live Report (2)

Obama in France : Live Report (2)

15.58 P.M Still waiting... The plane landed more than a quarter of an hour ago, and yet, nothing ! The plane is here ; the photographs are getting ready. Everybody is excited... But he is still invisible... What is he doing inside the plane ? ? What is...

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Obama in France : Live Report (1)

Obama in France : Live Report (1)

This is a special report particularly intended for my Puma Friends who are not lucky enough today to be in France for the arrival of the Hero: that's why it will be written in English. I will follow the footsteps of BO from the beginning to the end of...

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Thursday Night Fever

Thursday Night Fever

Ce n'est pas la fièvre du Samedi soir, mais celle du jeudi soir qui s'est tout à coup emparée hier de l'Allemagne et de son voisin français : plus de deux cent mille personnes sont venues assister à la "fête" Barack Obama à Berlin. On ne saura sans doute...

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