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Politicians who never made it to the big time despite high profile starts



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    He was also back by the majority of the country. Whereas Casey was a protest vote.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,881 ✭✭✭✭Furze99

    What makes you infer that I or anyone voted for Peter Casey on the basis of his traveller comment??

    I voted for him as representing a change, a breath of fresh air. And not to vote for someone who misled us.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,186 ✭✭✭✭jmayo

    You mean in the election where the three main historic parties all backed the one candidate ???

    And where the candidate from the next biggest party (or the biggest in terms of the last GE result) and their campaign was a walking disaster.

    FFS lauding that as a great triumph is like lauding the Kiwis when they hammer Namibia in the RWC or when Man City beat some team in the Vauxhall Conference in the FA cup. 🙄

    BTW there are a lot of people sleeping their way into trouble around here.

    There is almost the same arrogance as exhibited in the US and UK where protest voters were laughed at, lambasted, and we all know where that ended up.

    In the last election the protest vote went to SF, which if anyone cared to look at their history or even worse their actual policies and beliefs, will mean ruination for this country if or more likely when they get to power.

    I am not allowed discuss …

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,426 ✭✭✭maestroamado

  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen

    That's great, but it doesn't take away from the fact that Casey, and everyone else, got walloped.

    Six candidates and one of them walked into the Aras on a first-count majority. Only De Valera had a higher FPV share than Higgins, and that was in a two-horse race.

    It was a complete trouncing.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,404 ✭✭✭✭road_high

    Royston Brady, holy jasus. Forgot about him. I thought he’d be lined up for Taoiseach for sure. It’s unbelievable how far FF have fallen since I was in college. Seemed like Bertie would be Taoiseach forever back then

    Lucinda creighton was another. I thought she’d have been quite a good Taoiseach. Wasn’t a woke virtue signalling numpty which would be quite refreshing after the Martin and Varadkar idiots

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,573 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato

    We're all supposed to be adults here ffs, but whatever floats your boat.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.