You smell victory, you get spooked, I've seen it many times
The seasoned politician allowed himself to be outsmarted every single step of the way, writes Celia Larkin
OF COURSE, the real question about last week's Fine Gael leadership debacle is who has the most to gain from Richard Bruton being out of the way.
But the more immediate question is: why did he do it? It seems mad. There was Fine Gael, with Fianna Fail on the ropes, power in sight, and what happens? They pull the plug on themselves. To me, that shows monumental lack of judgement.
So then, who was pulling the strings? What happened to drive Richard Bruton to create such open warfare within Fine Gael?