And Jean-François just spake a mouthful!
“Concerning the election of the next president of the UMP, (although I will not of course get involved in this campaign and that everyone is free to choose,) we are awaiting the decision of Nicolas Sarkozy. I think being copéiste and supporting Nicolas Sarkozy is a coherent way of proceeding.”
A scoop! Nicolas no longer has the ambition to be president of France, he just wants to be party boss!
As for François Fillon, he sees clearly what he must do to prepare the way for his presidential ambitions!