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    Fides Fides is offline
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    Who is Ireland's best political orator?

    Looking at other threads bemoaning Enda Kenny's "cowardice" during this campaign in not participating in a head to head debate even the most ardent FG supporters must surely agree he is not a great orator. Personally that is not as important to me as his ability to steer this country through the current crisis (jury's out). But who do we have that is a great political orator?

    Where is our Barak Obama or George Galloway? It's not just the content of what they say but how they say it and even if you disagree with their viewpoint you have to admit they put across their point powerfully.

    David Norris can be quite good, Joe Higgins used to be quite fun (not so recently). Any candidates?
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    Jeroy Adams surely!
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    Enda Kenny ... although no one's actually heard him yet.
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    Norris is irritating and loud. Higgins needs to throw away his copy of The Big Book of Political Clichés, Lefties Edition.

    I'd say Michael D might get it by default but I can't think of anybody who is actually any good.
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    Mary Lou McDonald
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    I remember Robin Cook's resignation speech as Foreign Secretary. It was brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    Norris is irritating and loud. Higgins needs to throw away his copy of The Big Book of Political Clichés, Lefties Edition.

    I'd say Michael D might get it by default but I can't think of anybody who is actually any good.
    Shane Ross is relatively decent. However a quick viewing of the Commons would put our entire Dáil to shame when it comes to oration.
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    Not sure about orator but Pat Rabbitte has a great turn of phrase
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    Arthur Scargill is the greatest public speaker I've ever seen. The worst is Lucinda Creighton's husband whatever he's called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magror14 View Post
    Not sure about orator but Pat Rabbitte has a great turn of phrase
    That is what cost RTE a hundred grand.
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