Monday 24 July 2017

Kenny still undecided as hopefuls face final test

BROADCASTER Pat Kenny has revealed he is one of the thousands of "undecided voters" who can't choose between the seven presidential candidates, writes Ken Sweeney.

But the 61-year-old, who was speaking before tonight's 'The Frontline Presidential Debate', said he expects to have made up his mind by the end of the 90-minute question-and-answer session.

"This is the absolute truth -- Pat Kenny remains an undecided voter. But getting up close and personal in the TV debate will put me in an ideal position to have my mind made up by the candidates," Kenny told the Irish Independent last night.

The 'Frontline' presenter believes that this final confrontation will be "make or break" for the hopefuls.

"If candidates want to make a last-ditch attempt to seize the presidency from Sean Gallagher or Michael D Higgins, this will be their last opportunity to do it.

"I don't want brawling on the floor but I do want them to engage with each other.

"If candidates who are down the field don't engage in that manner, well, they simply don't deserve to be president.

"They all say it means a lot to them. Well, like France and New Zealand, they are going to have to dig deep," added Kenny.

The 'Frontline' debate starts at RTE1 at 9.40pm tonight.

Irish Independent

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