I know David Norris. He has many admirable qualities but his candidature for the Presidency was doomed, because he displayed bad judgement and acted inappropriately. There is no escaping this fact. He was entirely right to withdraw.
Welcome to the Age of Uncertainty. Rioting, looting and burning in Britain. Systematic state terrorism in Syria. Highly volatile international financial markets. Starvation in Africa. At the heart of it all a lack of political leadership from the White House to the Elysee Palace.
I am a European, but I am an Irishman first. Simple statement of fact you might think, but these days such a comment could be taken by the euro loving politically correct to somehow be against the national interest.
I have been in the U.S. this week and it struck me as poignant that ‘ Earth, Wind and Fire’, the American R & R and funk band formed in Chicago in 1969 are back on the road.