- Jun 9, 2007
Failure wins promotion in political circlesFrom the worst in opposition to the best leader the country ever had? Could it happen?:shock2etunia
Amazing that he used a bank account.......................Failure wins promotion in political circles
Martin's stint at Health Minister warranted an emergency by the then Cabinet. But he was good at fund raising and shifting money about so Party leader was a natural step.
I think you have made a fundamental error, people in Ireland always vote for Tweedledee or Tweedledum depending on which is worse, not which is best.Since I started this thread Two years ago, FF have doubled their polling figures. Fair play to MM. I now withdraw my OP.
Yes. If you believe he's genuine opposition. No. if you want the status quo maintained. It's a cartel carousel.With FG and Labour down about 10% each on the GE result, and a SF underfire from every angle, one would expect FF to have recovered from their 17% in 2011.
Yet four years on and FF are still stuck on 17% according to the latest RedC poll.
There is literally ample bundles of ammo SF have been allowed to use against the government at the behest of FF.
With a General Election one year away, there is literally not one policy Martin has come up with that sticks out from memory.
Has his position been compromised from his role in the previous FF regime?
Has there ever been a worse leader of the opposition?
this is going to bite them in the ass if they don't change leader before next election. Can they do it quickly without going to members?Perhaps the biggest challenge Fianna Fáil faces in the short term is maintaining its strength in the face of significant change among its biggest rivals. Kenny is expected to stand aside as leader of Fine Gael and many expect Gerry Adams will step aside as Sinn Féin leader.Both parties will lose what some see as their biggest liabilities, and Martin’s tenure will, no doubt, come under renewed focus.
I think Martin is an asset to Fianna Fáil. They're also sensible enough to recognise that fact, worse luck.
Most political leaders attack other political parties that threaten or oppose them.AS far as I can see, all M.Martin has to offer the country is attacks on SF by using dead people and rape victims as a political tool and keeping a lying FG taoiseach in office.
Remember, this is the tool who sat as a minister in three FF governments who destroyed our country.
How many political leaders use the sexual abuse of children and dead people to attack a political rival?Most political leaders attack other political parties that threaten or oppose them.
That all this is news to you indicates political innocence and naiveté of unbelievable proportions on your part.