Kind of a weak headline I know, but I have a rule about not using the C-word before November. Winter during an economic recession is depressing enough.
But wow, what an electoral rollercoaster ride. You have to ask if the polls were ever right about Gallagher’s huge lead. What I’d be most curious about is how the people who said they were going to vote to pollsters compare to the numbers who actually bothered. The Michael D. vote probably represented more loyalty.
Well this comes as a relief. I think we would have regretted a Gallagher presidency.
- Sean Gallagher concedes to Higgins – The Press Association (news.google.com)
- Irish poet, activist Higgins takes early election lead (ctv.ca)
- Michael D Higgins: veteran champion of human rights, Irish arts and sport (guardian.co.uk)