'People's favourite' well-suited for Aras
IT amazes me that some political commentators still persist with the lie that Gay Byrne's lack of political experience would rule him out as a serious contender for the presidency.
Byrne skilfully out-thought and out-manoeuvred high-flying politicians and churchmen (who thought they were in for an easy ride) in more face-to-face interviews than I care to remember.
None of the other candidates could match his ability to put all-comers at ease. He taught much of our population how to think for themselves, employing consummate political know-how to great effect.
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