Former Obama adviser David Axelrod has come up with the reasons he thinks Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the French election. Put simply: Obama endorsed Macron, and Trump seemed to express support for Le Pen.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 7, 2017
Since when did Obama endorsing candidates actually help them win?
Going to go out on a limb and say not a single vote changed because of Obama's endorsement. https://t.co/RMeyilSibA
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) May 7, 2017
Another former Obama staffer, Ben Rhodes, also chimed in by claiming that Macron won because he modeled his campaign after theirs in 2008.
Macron modeled his campaign on Obama's 2008 campaign – shows a successful anti-establishment movement can be progressive and inclusive https://t.co/v3Mny4BXlb
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) May 7, 2017
Obama “anti-establishment”? Sorry, but no.
lol anti-establishment, inclusive and progressive https://t.co/u3uiVL3rR9
— sexy nostradamus (@GuyFoxNews) May 7, 2017
now that's what I call a bad take https://t.co/evEscrmOZ0
— ?️eorge (@CostanzaLad) May 7, 2017
Anti what?! Joke of the day. https://t.co/SuU4oP0i7S
— Vinod (@pxy) May 7, 2017
Anti what?! This is embarrassing. Obama and Macron are nowhere near anti-establishment ? https://t.co/fq5NIblGuM
— EFY (@Bitxina) May 7, 2017
Is there a possibility that French voters just decided that Macron was the better of the two candidates unrelated to Obama or Trump?