There's a smell of fear from the Higgins supporters and rightly so. This is not 2011 and the Irish electorate realise that Higgins is only president because of the RTE/Frontline stitch-up of Gallagher. Higgins pledged to do only one term and made it part of his 2011 election campaign. That's going to be used against Lying Mickey in the campaign.relax, Bilbo will get back in again.. and Labour can console itself that it has at least one elected representative.
It was a clever move to have SF associated with the campaign and thus get some of those first-time voters voting for SF. If it pays off, then FF is in real trouble in the next GE. This election is going to unsettle a lot of FFers because they are effectively being told to vote for a hasbeen champagne socialist. The interesting thing will be to see where the pro-life vote goes.Since Mary Lou put her face on the abortion posters, my attitude is, "death to Sinn Fein".