I like Kenny, let me say that out front, so this sin't a Kenny bashing thread. But just wondering if Eugene Regan, rather than Barrett, had been elected in DL in 2007, I think he'd be the ideal replacement. He's the only FG'er who really stands out (and maybe that because he could be viewed as untested), with the intellect and gravitas to be seen a serious, serious leader.
Only 110 votes behind Cuffe when eliminated... Its a shame personal circumstances prevent him from running in the next GE. Solicitor, business experience, European cabinet experience, clear understanding of finance (Director of Goldman Sachs), the guy has a CV far superior to anyone in the Dail.
Is he the man who should... but can't?