Most french people would have vote for Barak Obama if it had been possible. The day after his victory, french newspapers where very positive.
Le Monde, a very serious paper, wrote without any emphasis: "L'Amérique choisit Barak Obama" (America chooses Barak Obama) and added a special supplement titled "Mister Président".
Libération, a left paper, said: Un rêve d'Amérique" (a dream of America).
Le Canard enchainé, a satiric weekly: "L'Amérique n'a plus peur du noir" (America is not afraid of the dark (black) anymore. Happy Hour!
Aujourd'hui said: 84 % of the french people is happy for Obama.
L'Humanité, the communist newspaper said "L'onde de choc Obama" (The Obama shockwave).