They found themselves a politically incorrect darkhorse.
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A major reason for Le Pen's success has been the inadequacy of the government to deal with crime. To combat crime effectively a lot of politically correct accepted truths will need to be rendered unworkable. Le Pen understands this. The others do not.
Le Pen is not at all repugnant, merely patriotic and politically incorrect. The French people are tired of seeing their country become a cesspit and have used their votes correctly; it's time we did the same here.
Mark, London, UK