I’ll tell ya what it just struck me, the thing that was missing. Yeah did you notice it?
Where was the campaign slogan “now, the next steps”.
Bertie didn’t stick to any one line, he didn’t seem to have a message. He didn’t seem to be there to tell us anything new. Do you see what I am getting at. We know who he is, we know what office he holds (we’d love to know all about the Bank OF Bertie, St Lukes branch) in but did the people watching tonight learn anything about the future according to FF. I know I didn’t.
FF don’t really have a vision, they have no hook, no plan. There was nothing to point to and say yes that way, thats the way (or not as the case may be). It was actually “more of the same”. Thats all they have going for them. Now who’s excited by “more of the same”
Enda Kenny referred to the contract with the people, that was his message and at least he stuck to it ad nauseam 9whateever its intrinsic vlaue may turn out to be). I think it gave the viewer & listener a structure, a foundation associate other alternative govenrmnet ideas, for the future and the message of change.
Where as the Bertie sounded like a FF stooge rolled out to take the flak, he was there to answer questions.
Ahern just seemed backward, constantly looking back in his references. It does not speak about confidence. There was a lack of conviciton 7 confidence passion and vision. They’ve really gone for the track record crap yet the posters herald the next setps? What are the next steps. When people take “the necessary steps”, uh, that can be very sinister. So what are these steps FF take about.
The building comment was cringful, I think that may activate a few dusty logic switches or as the subliminal tell to the elctorate as to the truth of who & how FF are what they are, those who have ears and those that have eyes. Very negative moment for Bertie.
While OW is an openly loathful of FF I am no FG fan, but I reckon they have it in the bag, who? Why FG, LB & The Greens (as for Sinn Fein, well why not make it a foursome )
Imagine the PDs only end up with 1 seat, do you think McFool would be able to hack it on his own in opp with a very grouchy FF?
Its obvious Bertie has become FF biggest liability. He should have handed over to Biffo, who as new blood in terms of leadership would have brought fresh energy to the party. Whats happened to the Duce of Drumcondra, he just seems to be lacking anything, oh perhaps O am making the mistake that he ever had something to offer in the first place.