McAleese should stay on in office
Sir -- No need for a Presidential election. We already have the creme de la creme of Presidential candidates in office.
President Mary McAleese has proven to be a class act second to none. A people's President, who can handle any situation or event. Our beloved President should be offered the job for life. Why look for silver when you already have a gold medal winner? Warm, compassionate, and approachable, with a great sense of humour.
President McAleese is the real deal, and stands head and shoulders above what is on offer as potential successors. Ireland is in a critical situation; we need our best people to steer us through this difficult period. We already have the best. Why try the impossible by emulating perfection? Your Excellency, we salute you.