Lionel Jospin's come back to the front of French politics, and for the sake of the Yes to the European Constitution, has a good flavour. His main criticism is directed to the representants of the left that rejects the idea of power. It is because of them, he says, that the socialist party has lost ground. Certainly, he has in mind the past presidential election, where Monsieur Le Pen, a fascist politician, made it to the second round instead of Jospin himself. It seems that French people did not learn from that lesson. They thought they could change France by voting No to the leftist government (Jospin's), and they ended up choosing between Chirac and Le pen.
A parallel can be drawn with the European Constitution. French voters, notably pro-european leftist, are inclined to vote No to the European Constitution. If this happens, they will end up in a non-position, sharing once again the same destiny as Le Pen. Hopefully, there'll be a second round. But the Constitution may look worse than it was in the first place.