you should choose a leader because you are impressed with his leadership skills and not based on whether you ‘like him’.
EDITED by TUG: Phoenix, consider yourself officially warned for that bit of abuse. It was downright derogatory to those who may or may not be of that persuasion, hateful and totally contary to the atmosphere we’re trying to create here.
You’ve sailed close to the wind on a couple of occasions but that’s an official warning contravene the rules or the spirit of the rules one more time and I’ll canvass for your removal from this site.
Now, that I’ve dealt with that bit of moderating you forced me to do, phoenix. Thanks.
Let me deal with the actual substance of your comment, I have very specific political views that wouldn’t allow me to vote for any of the mainstream parties. I personally don’t believe that there is any difference between FF, FG, LAB, Greens, SF, etc. Therefore I have essentially opted out of choosing a leader for this country in the sham democracy popularity contest what have you done for me lately politics on the doorstep held every five years or so.
I’m more interested in world politics than Ireland but you can be damn sure if I did have a realistic say in nominating someone to run the country, it damn sure wouldn’t be Cowen for a number of reasons.
I object to him principally on the grounds that he is associated with Fianna Fail, would you like me to go on because we will be here all day…
Furthermore, on a personal level, from what I know of him, I find him equally distasteful but like I said in my other post I didn’t really want to get into it. However, it’s my opinion and on this site everyone is entitled to their opinion provided they stick to rules and guidelines agreed by the admin team in the welcome forum.
I would prefer to Fianna Fail because as bad as they are, some of the half-baked policies coming out of the other parties scare me. Its a case of damage limitation. But it really depends on who my local candidates are and how strong they are, haven’t really looked into it yet.
Is it only me or does anyone else turn off the TV/Radio when she appears. God she has the most depressing voice and all she ever does is complain, I have never heard her say anything positive about anything. I’d say she really loves being in opposition, it plays to her strengths.
Seems unjust to edit my post and then to accuse me of hate and homophobia without others seeing the actual post. I dont believe others would have found it to be so but would have seen it be have been in humourous context.