saw an article about this during the week, and wondered what people thought. It made sense to me.
Bertie is leading FF to a third GE, and is in good shape to win it. This would raise him to the status of most successful post Civil war Taoiseach and FF leader. Rank him is one of the greats.
He has also stated that its his last GE, so he won't be going for four in a row.
So where next for him.
What about the Presidency ?
The job comes up in 2011 with Mc Aleese's two terms coming to an end, and will be close to the end of FF's term in government, should they be elected. It would give the next leader time to take over, and assert his (or her) control in readiness for the next election afterwards (2011 or 2012).
It would also get the FF election team out on the doors in readiness for the next election, and use popular Bertie one more time for FF.
And finally, it would mean Bertie would be the Taoiseach for 2016, giving him pride of place on the steps of the GPO on the centenary of the Rising.
What do people think ?