The marketing campaign around him gave him the fashionable air of being neither left nor right. There’s nothing modern in that – it’s just well-tried logic of a well-organised system. It’s naive to think that if Macron hadn’t been there and then, the establishment would have been pushed aside and lost power. There are hundreds of potential candidates like Macron, formed in our schools and political organisations, ready to take over if necessary – each with a slightly different flavour.
How the French media turned Emmanuel Macron into a presidential candidate