Indo reporting that Mitchell didn't want to be seen with the leader of the coalition which got 55% in the last election because of concerns he would alienate the 17.5% who voted FF.
Mitchell did not want to be seen with Kenny - Presidential Election, National News - Independent.ie
I'm sure that makes sense to....someone. Obviously Kenny allies are actively briefing against Mitchell, but if true the below really do detail a total shambles.
A quoted TD says it bestMr Mitchell didn't want to be seen with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Ploughing Championships for fear of turning off Fianna Fail voters.
He frequently ignored the advice of his campaign staff.
The party began to scale back spending as it became evident he would not win.
The campaign gambled on the run in being a straight choice between Mr Mitchell and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness.
Ministers gave few slots in their diaries to help out."It has been a car crash. There isn't much of a wreckage. It just belongs to the scrapyard"