Smaller parties wake up sleepy campaign
They say that it is important to demonstrate the truth - mere talking doesn't quite do it.
And therein lies the difficulty for the established parties. They have done an awful lot of talking of late, and the din is having a stupefying impact on the public. It took the three "upstarts", Stephen Donnelly, Richard Boyd Barrett and Lucinda Creighton, to shake things up.
With time ticking away, the post-debate political landscape seems - for the moment - in the hands of the three smaller political parties; with the established ones desperately struggling for a game-changing moment.