Could it be that Aras hopefuls are betting on a big Higgins implosion?
Michael D has shown an ability to be dismissive of genuine questions - which could see him backed into a corner during the campaign, writes Kevin Doyle
'What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate," said Donald J Trump. It was September 2014 and he was still two years away from securing the Republican nomination for presidency.
But, perhaps, it is the attitude that got Trump all the way to the White House despite his enormous, glaring and dangerous flaws.
The advice would serve our own presidential hopefuls, including the incumbent Michael D Higgins, well as we head into the silly season.