Danish PM, Anders Fogh Rasmussen has been mentioned by the Times as the leading
Of course, Fogh (as he is called for short in Denmark) is not running for anything. He might get "elected" by the other PM's in the EU, kinda like when a new Pope is "elected" to take over the Vatican.
From The Times:
A dashing Dane with his own Facebook page has emerged as the favourite to thwart the ambitions of Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair of becoming the first “president of Europe”.
He is quietly gathering support as an ideal compromise candidate for the new role of president of the European Council, the forum in which EU leaders make decisions such as setting targets for greenhouse gases and biofuels.
"Greenhouse gases". Oh my dear God!
And "dashing?" Not the fist word that leaps to mind, if you ask me. He's more of an ascetic, a Saint Simon Stylites, a man who boasts about jogging ten kilometers every morning. A man who has sold out on every possible of his former principles in the pursuing his new glory as
And to think I once voted for that guy! Not any more. He stood as a staunch defender of Freedom of Speech during the MoToon-crisis, but since then he has back-pedaled on every issue, even going so far as condemning the movie Fitna and it's creator Geert Wilders, before he even had a chance to view it.
What are the odds that some big-whig in the EU gave him a nudge and whispered sweet word in Fogh's ears. You could get high up on the ladder, if only...wink-wink, know-what-I-mean! Say no more!
I'd say, the odds are pretty big. I hope he gets the job, and good riddance!