Political decapitations in store as Coalition's own goals guarantee a pounding at the polls
You don't need to go to Specsavers to see both government parties will take a pounding in tomorrow's elections. It's the first opportunity for voters to cast their verdict on three torrid years of this administration. Voters won't waste it by failing to communicate to Cabinet that the country may be in recovery, but people are suffering prolonged pain in their pockets.
This time, it's not the economy – it's the people, stupid. Expect at least one-quarter of Fine Gael's support and more than half of Labour's 2011 tally to disappear. Throughout the tepid campaign they have utterly failed to assert any positive economic narrative over the din of disarray.
Respective post-mortems will be entertaining, vicious and predictable. Spokespersons' spin will take a familiar routine. Step one: "It could have been worse"; point up any successes; highlight Fianna Fail setbacks.