Congratulating a French socialist for winning France’s presidential election, and, consequently, inviting him to the White House, seems like pandering. That, or Obama actually supports a harder-core French socialist government.
I’m pretty sure it’s both — he’s happy to see another socialist take rein in Europe and he is showing the world that there has never been a U.S. President more dedicated to global pandering.
Obama also asked that him and Mr. Hollande meet at the White House. So he can gain pointers on how to force the American people to accept socialism, I presume.