Apparently Jacques Chirac didnt do too well on national TV arguing for a "yes" vote on the EU constitution. He said a rejection would make France the "black sheep of Europe.
Too bad. Also see the press reaction:
Le Figaro says: "In front of an audience in which those favoring the No seemed to be in the majority, the head of state often struggled to make heard his pro-European plea during a muddled broadcast." The
Washington Post notes: "In his remarks, Chirac sought to convince voters that irrational worries were standing in the way of the constitution, which he said would protect Europe from an ultra-liberal and Anglo-Saxon economic model, code words for American-style free-market capitalism."