Wednesday 28 June 2017

Johnny Fallon: A dramatic campaign that created more smoke than fire

Johnny Fallon

AS Election Day looms we all have a choice to make as to our preferred candidate. For some there is little difficulty, they will follow their party or their cause and whatever candidate represents that is above question. For everyone else the choice is a bit more difficult. The campaign has done little to help this.

Back in 1990 we may have had what was considered a dirty campaign but it still centred on the role of presidents, their political allegiances, whether Brian Lenihan was too old (yes that argument was used back then) and what a president could do.

This time it has been a lot less satisfying. The role of president or plans for the office and actions candidates would like to take have hardly figured. The entire campaign has centred on allegations about friendships, standards, links or moral lecturing. In short we have learned nothing about the office of president or what any of these candidates plan for it.

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