YOU cannot get moving across the mainstream media broadcast channels and the acres of newsprint without seeing a political analysis. You can at least switch off the party political broadcasts, but BBC, UTV and the main three daily papers are crowded by politicians and pundits.
But there is an element of confusion appearing in the coverage.
The more enlightened (or naive) journalist wants to talk about health, education, water charges or other ‘proper’ political topics. Talk shows on the radio are even devoting hour long specials on these.
In the meantime, McGinty’s goat is sure that as long as you pin the right rosette on him close to election he’ll get voted in.