The great interview with Georges-Louis Bouchez: “I am not judging anyone, but today some politicians fear direct contact with citizens”


Is there a disconnect between politics and citizens? How to solve the problem ? Do more door-to-door?

“I am not judging anyone, but today many politicians are afraid of direct contact with citizens. Obviously, this has an exhausting side. For each person, you have to start the work of conviction all over again. This contact is part of my job. Any activist can get an appointment with me at the party headquarters. It is not because one becomes party president that one no longer goes into contact. On the contrary, I must take advantage of my status, my notoriety and my knowledge of the cases to be in the most direct contact. »

Why this gap?

“Today, some politicians listen too much to their communicators, their advisers who ask them to protect themselves. This general theory is not good. Politics is done in the streets, in the markets. »

And on Twitter?

“Twitter is the digital street. It’s not the same audience. On Twitter, you try to influence do-gooders, opinion leaders… I do both. »

Do you go wherever you are invited?

“If I am invited, more than 9 times out of 10, I go. Regardless of the number of people or the rank of the people who will be in the room. I come from a family of no-grade, I hate that we despise the no-grade. It makes me angry. For me, the most despicable behavior is that of those who are strong with the weak and weak with the strong. I hate this. It’s a matter of education and value. »

What relaxes you the most?

” I like what I do. I don’t feel like I’m working. I like sports and car racing. What relaxes me is that I’m curious about everything. »

Can you live without your two phones?

“I never stray from them, except when I’m driving in a race. I live it well, but it can sometimes be more difficult for my loved ones. Those around me understand it. »

And the day you have a child, if that happens?

“If we have children, it’s to take care of them. »

What if you weren’t political?

“I will not disconnect in the field where I will be either. It’s a state of mind. »

V.Li.

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