Noel Whelan, barrister, Irish Times columnist and Fianna Fail supporter thinks that Sinn Fein have no chance of winning the presidential election (Today with Pay Kenny, Friday).
RTEs Charlie Bird is of the same mind (Saturday with Charlie Bird, no link).
He (Martin McGuinness) hasn’t got a prayer of being elected.
I think both commentators are being a bit hasty in their predictions, clearly they’ve forgotten the Mary Robinson effect.
In fact, I’m going to put my head on the block and predict McGuinness will win by a sizeable majority.