President Joe Higgins ?

jetttxyz

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Seeing that Joe was one of the first:
to call the 27th November protest march
to seek a debt default (Sindo poll says majority of us agree)
to seek a broad Left consensus to oppose the present cosy political cartel
to persistently highlight that the poor and lower paid will always be asked to pay more

would Joe Higgins be a good Presidential candidate....or would his talents be wasted in that office?

I think he'd make an excellent President....better than anything we've had before; but would the office curtail his intelligent contributions?
 


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I think Joe Higgins would redefine the role of president of the Republic.

I'd love to see him in such a high profile position.

He'd give the people hope during a very difficult time.
 

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I'm afraid his talents really would be wasted in the office. The Constitution gives the President very little real power and Joe would only become terminally frustrated going around the country and mouthing one platitude after another.

He should continue his good work in the Dail and I hope he and Sinn Fein will find ways of working together for the good of our country.;);)
 

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He has no talents, so yes he would be perfect for the job.
Sorry i'm not having that. Joe Higgins is'nt perfect (who is) but to say he has no talents is down right stupid. Behave yourself.
 

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i think he would change the office of the president of ireland to the title general secretary of the irish peoples republic.
 

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at this stage of the day.....

an all party 'agreed' candidate really should be 'the only show in town'........

david norris........
 

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So a guy who is calling on us to default on our debts should be Ireland's representative? Our image among some as sly untrusty gombeenmen would then become internationally accepted. Oh thats a fantastic idea. Not!
 
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No problem if he gives a legal agreement that he'll hold office of the presidency and do it entirely voluntarily, forego any pension entitlements and to top my conditions he wont reside in the Park compliments of me the taxpayer.

And if any other socialist member thinks they are gettin my vote....that's a non-runner! Believe me, Joe Higgin's is not an advocate of worker's rights....!
 
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I dont believe Joe would lower his standards to take that particular job,but nonetheless its great to see/hear the present incumbent offering such solace to her subjects.;););)
 

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People like Joe Higgins never want to be responsible for anything, they like to stay sniping from the sidelines to give them a sense of moral righteousness.
 

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I think he would be an excellent President.

Just because the role has limited powers does not mean that he would not use the platform to agitate for social justice.

Certainly he couldn't be much worse than our current sleeper, or any of the obvious candidates to replace her.
 
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Well he wouldn't get my vote, but if that's who the majority want as president I'd support him in the role.
 

jetttxyz

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Brazillian former President Inacio Lula rose through the ranks on the same thoughts, and principles, as Joe Higgins espouses; and look where Brazil is today!

Hugo Chavez is another person who comes to mind.

But our presidential offices are not similar.
 


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