Always the way really. Just marketing has been ramped up politically. Its about having the best psychologists with you now.
Anyway point being i think in a general sense the French are smarter than the yanks and brits.
However the question is how racist are they? Agaim my feeling is way behind aforentioned, but i cannot be sure about that. History says they are a middling kinda centre slightly socialist crowd. Hostory repeats itself alot.
I would be more worried about Italy, Germany and Sweden.