Gay Mitchell has confirmed that he will not contest the next European elections. With that his electoral racing days appear to be behind him
Mitchell will not contest 2014 European elections | BreakingNews.ie
For me personally, the lasting images are those associated with the last Presidential elections. He was absolutely hammered in the vote and suffered what was quite an embarrassing heavy defeat in the wake of his party having swept to power. during that election his rants were out of touch with public sentiment and at times it appeared he had been abandoned by the hierarchy of his party. Certainly his decision not to attend at the declaration smacked of sour grapes although he later clarified his reasons
So what are others lasting images of this high profile politician. Will be be well served in the eyes of history or was his embarrassing end the height of his career?