Maurice Hayes: Best outcome is stable government -- no matter which party supplies it
Published 07/02/2011 | 05:00
IN one romanticised version of Irish history, a defeated Jacobite soldier, after the battle of the Boyne, was heard to taunt his Williamite captor: "Change leaders and we'll fight you again."
One of the paradoxes of the present election is that except for the one with a clear lead in the polls, the leader exceeds the drawing power of the party.
It is interesting to speculate how much further ahead of the field Fine Gael might be if Enda Kenny was anywhere near as high in the public estimation as the party he leads.