- Mar 17, 2016
- The land of the golden potato
The only way to truly "represent the people" is through sortition. Gallagher is just using this as a sound-bite. It's farcical when proper politicians say it, but even moreso when those going for the Presidency say it!
Gallagher is just an unsympathetic business candidate. Him playing these election games is very transparent. We may rightly see Higgins as some sort of caliguan snowflake nutter here on these forums but he has mainstream cred as a congenial centre left old guy and people like having the 'nice guy' in the top job as it appeases their conscience.
In short, Gallagher's bacon is cooked, he can't answer the referendum question without seeming to be either 'out of time' or just calculating to kill a question. Basically the decisive margin in the referendum has had the indirect consequence of MDH winning his 2nd term.