Read more: Gerry Adams to lead Sinn Fein for three more years - Politics, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.ukGerry Adams plans to cling to the Sinn Fein leadership for at least another three years, despite already being in the job for three decades.
Mr Adams dismissed suggestions he was too divisive a figure to front such a campaign given his association to the Troubles and alleged past as an IRA leader. And he did not accept his baggage means he should pass the leadership to a member of the younger generation.
Despite McMG having put Gerry out to pasture the man still clings to delusions of leading the SF stromtroopers, does anyone seriously consider this dinosaur to have any power base in SF/IRA?
Having lost the battle of the staple guns Gerry was banished from Connelly castle, had his access to the average industrial stationery cupboard removed and was unleashed on a new VAT rate jurisdiction.
But deprive of his west bank enclave the man who was most effective when being voice dubbed has battled on toning his badly lingual skills in the ostrich.
One can only assume that having styled his dictatorial longevity on the Kim dynasty Geraldo hopes to have his own jubilee. The magician* who never was in what hasn't gone away, obviously feels he is the man to lead the sin party to the fabled UI 2016 (or at least lose a vote on it by 2020 when he can retire in shame...)
Of course i could be accused of being biased on the subject and the real answer may not be as cynical? indeed perhaps Gerry is staying on simply to annoy his commander in chief...
* a magic circle review in the monthly 'voices from the deceased' said ' Geraldo is a master of the Vanishing Lady act'.