Re: Mitt Romney speaks French, therefore he cannot be president
Florian, do you think Romney is "speaking French" in the video, or is he reading a teleprompter? I think he has studied some French and is reading a teleprompter. I have two reasons for thinking this: (1) he speaks at a very deliberate pace; (2) I don't believe that he would have known to use the subjunctive after "meilleure equipe," someone gave him the text. Now, (2) is a circular argument. If he speaks French, then he could well have known to use the subjunctive, which even most French people would no longer do. A third reason for thinking that he does not really speak French is that his accent is quite strong, but that's not conclusive either. Anyway, just my take.