Saturday 10 December 2016

Colour has gone from Aras race

Published 03/08/2011 | 05:00

David Norris withdraws from the presidential race in Dublin yesterday
David Norris withdraws from the presidential race in Dublin yesterday

There will be celebrations in the fortresses of conservatism with the withdrawal of Davis Norris from the race to the Park. Where there was once colour and vitality, now we will be given the choice of safe, dull, soul-less candidates who have not, and never will, put a foot wrong.

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I don't know if Mr Norris would have made a "good" President, but he would certainly have made an interesting one. The electorate is being deprived of the opportunity to have its say and whoever gets the office will always have the "what if" hanging over their election.

John Rogers
Rathowen, Co Westmeath

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