Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Martin McGuinness a Cert for President?

There's a sense of incredulity in the mainstream media that a self-confessed ex-terrorist would contemplate running for president of a country.

However, I seem to be the only person that thinks he's got more than an even chance of winning.

Currently in the Republic of Ireland there's a pretty strong anti-EU (and to be honest a wider anti-Europe) sentiment. The people of Ireland have come to realise that their politicians are themselves ruled by the unelected elite of the EU commission. Watching scores of beaurocrats stroll into their parliament and dictate terms has stuck in the Irish conciousness.

So, enter stage left a politician that has form successfully fighting against foreign power, even to the point of using violent force. In my eyes he's a cert to win.

The only issue I have win Martin McGuinness is that the years he's already had at the political trough may mean he's already seduced by the largesse of the political arena. He may just fall into line rather than fight.

Only time will tell, but even voting him into power may be the shock the eurocrats need. If Ireland is capable of voting an ex-terrorist into high office as a sign of defiance, there's really no limit to what other shocks they could produce politically.

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