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James Downey: All presidential hopefuls need the feel-good factor

Published 06/08/2011 | 05:00

OUT of every crisis some people emerge with dignity and style while others make themselves look nasty or silly. In a way, this week's loser was also a big winner.

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David Norris exited his presidential campaign so gracefully that one could only regret that he had been forced out by the disclosure of a very foolish action.

Another person who came well out of the affair is his former supporter Finian McGrath. He stood by Norris until his position became untenable.

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