Have heard people around here and in the media in general say that Michael D Higgins may run for President. I think he'd make a fine President myself. He has a great track record on social issues and is a fine public speaker. I remember him addressing an anti-Iraq war rally in Galway where he had the assembled gathering captivated with his oratorical prowess. With Labour surging in the polls, by the time the election comes around in October 2011, Higgins may well be in a prime position to win.
He would be a credit to the country in a Presidential role. As well as this it would be a right kick in the stones for a few smart ass conservative types and right wing nutjobs that you see around here from time to time. I am not sure if Higgins wants the job, but if he does I reckon he'd be in with a good shout. It would be a good boost for Labour to win a presidential election with the General Election due around June 2012.
President Michael D Higgins sounds good to me.