I have run across a few articles challenging the idea that LePen is a far-right, or even a center-right candidate. Jonah Goldberg has as good a one as the others. The label seems to come primarily from the focus on immigration and nationalism. That's not unreasonable, as those are more right than left both here and abroad, but they aren't pure anywhere. Those have always been more useful as tendencies than as defining issues. Goldberg points out that the French Communists have been anti-immigration. I note that in America, some Republican employers have been pro-immigration while the African-American and trade unionists among the Democrats have been anti.
Also, it's not the only issue on the table. The essay points out that left-right definitions are even more clumsy in France than here.
So. Is Le Pen right-wing enough to deserve the label, or should it be gently countered?