Sam Smyth: Cowen opponents whisper but are afraid to strike
Published 14/01/2011 | 05:00
Brian Cowen decided to speak directly to the public on RTE's 'Six One News' last night to cut out other media re-interpreting his message.
Yet for all his apparent bullish confidence, Mr Cowen was still looking over his shoulder at the pack of dissidents who are determined to bring him down.
Although he didn't -- and wouldn't -- say it, Mr Cowen's friends are now raising questions about the leadership contenders' courage and, well, leadership potential.