Personality cannot win over substance
The Dun Laoghaire 2011 election debate on RTE's 'Frontline' gave me a feeling of deja vu.
The Government might be in trouble but the opposition does not inspire much confidence. Any gains have mostly been by default rather than imagination.
The only members of the 'Frontline' panel I took any notice of were the independents. Not because I agree with what they say, but because they annoy representatives of the bigger parties, which makes me think they must be doing something right.