Wednesday, May 16, 2007
INSIDE POLITICS - GREEN PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST
It's probably the best political broadcast of this election campaign so far. It wouldn't be stretching it to say it's the best ever in Irelnad.
I have misgivings about using children and getting them to use scripted lines, as vehicles for grown-up thoughts.
Having said that, they are essential for the clever punch line - by the time they get a vote at the age of 18, it will be too late. Amazingly shot. Simple sentiments. Staggeringly delivered. Food for thought.
Of course, Fianna Fail is also promising a spectacular tonight, haveing sought and obtained the endorsements of both Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. That was a huge coup! But I just sense that the feelgood factor from the North, the championing of Bertie Ahern as world statesman, will not be enough to turn the tide for FF.