10 extra seats for FG with Kenny gone? April 18, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
A Fine Gael led by Leo Varadkar, Coveney or Frances Fitzgerald will be a different electoral proposition than one led by Kenny, who Fianna Fáil believe cost Fine Gael 10 seats.
Can that be true? And if it is it raises yet further questions about FF’s approach to date. Surely they should want to keep Kenny in situ as distinct from allowing another leader to emerge and lead FG to that extra 10 seats. Moreover, do they believe they would get more seats again than an FG that gained enough seats to push it into the 60s in terms of numbers of TDs?
Kelly suggests that days are numbered as FG Taoiseach. I suppose managing to bring FG back to government for the first time ever after being in power is not a bad achievement just in terms of the politics, though the cost to the state and citizens is another matter entirely. He’s been leader for fifteen years, near enough. It raises another question, is he the most successful FG leader – and what is the yardstick one uses for that anyhow?