Ireland has to make a decision now.
It can elect a gobshite as president, creating a national embarrassment for at least seven years, or it can pull back and think again.
It can elect a shallow, insubstantial waffler to become Head of State, or not, as the case may be.
Ireland can elect a complete bullshitter, sending a message to the rest of the world that this country is still a place where spin and nonsense are more important than substance and skill.
On the other hand, Ireland could grow up and stop electing absolute chancers to high office.
Maybe it’s about time Ireland grew up.
Is this gobshite the same calibre as Seán T Ó Ceallaigh, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Mary MacAleese, Mary Robinson or Erskine Childers?
What do you think?
I think we need a president of substance, not a gobshite. That’s all I think, and I’m hoping the people of Ireland think the same.