Drive-by Planet: Jean-Luc Mélenchon: Left-Front surges in French polls

Left-Front firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon has moved ahead of far-right Marine Le Pen to become the third placed contender in the presidential campaign. He pulls no punches in his colorful descriptions of Le Pen and her far-right views, calling her “a dark presence” and a “filthy beast spewing out hatred.” Mélenchon is sometimes misrepresented as a ...