Well, isn't that funny. Back in May, I questioned Jason Soon's verdict that French President Macron was someone libertarians should be happy with.
Today, Andrew Bolt is criticising Malcolm Turnbull for calling Macron a "centrist", whereas Bolt knows he's an "old socialist". (Culture warrior-ing prevents Bolt from seeing otherwise - because Macron is completely on board with climate change.)
Still, Macron truly seems to a be a case of people seeing what they want to see.
I'll stick with my cautious verdict in comments to my May post - he's a relatively mild economic liberal, especially coming off a quite Left base in economics in France, but his overall suite of policy ideas picks from both the Left and Right. He therefore counts pretty much as a centrist, for lack of a better term, although perhaps one who chooses an unusually wide range of policy ideas.