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You are obviously entitled to your personal opinion. These matters can be subjective at times but objectively Buckley is a town councillor that missed out on a county council seat. McCarthy was a county councillor when Labour support was much lower and is currently a Senator. His previous runs for the Dail will have raised his profile throughout the constituency. Anytime the papers mention the constituency of Cork South West they mention Michael McCarthy as being in with a chance.I also said Michael McCarthy, but IMO Buckley's better.