He was more of a racing certainty for the Aras than even Kerry were for the five in a row back in the day.
Were it not for a famous tweet and that panel interview, we would undoubtedly have been subjected to President Sean Gallagher for 7 years and as FFGLAB wouldn't want to waste money on a presidential election, 7 more years as well.
Would his presidency have made a jot a difference?
Well the optics at the team presentations to the President at rugby matches would be any way!petunia
And I doubt he would be jollying around the globe as much as the current incumbent 'intellectual'!
He may have reffered more bills for scrutiny by the council of state and supreme court before signing as Mickey said he would be reluctant to do so as once the supreme court approves in that situation they are copper fastened forever wrt to challenge in an Irish Court.
I doubt he would have eulogised Castro!