Emmanuel Macron represents a progressive, liberal and successful France, writes the Guardian’s editorial board. According to them, his success as an outsider to France’s main parties signals voters preferring a progressive candidate that will take the country forward as a part of Europe. Le Pen and the Front National embody bigotry, nationalism and isolationism, which would only hurt the country, they assert. Macron offers a healthy alternative to her xenophobic rhetoric. The editorial board implies that his grasp of humane and economic values make him France’s ideal leader.
Marine Le Pen offers economic and physical safety to the French, argues Jack Montgomery of Breitbart. In his view, she will introduce policies that will benefit France’s economy, rather than the European Union, which doesn't prioritize France. Furthermore, she is aware of the dangers posed by terrorism and plans to stop it with improved immigration policy. Montgomery infers that Le Pen understands the French economy’s terrible state and how to improve it, by helping French companies and punishing those that move jobs abroad.