In this post he claims that ‘Fine Gael are rolling out something like the US-style rallies in the coming months to mobilise support before the Ard Fheis. ‘ based on an Irish Examiner story here
From my own point of view FG are reviving a political activity long dead in Irish politics!
Such mass meetings are a staple of US presidential elections but have gone into decline in Ireland over three decades. Fine Gael strategists say that by reviving the tradition Mr Kenny can deliver the party message directly and announce new policy measures.
The idea is similar to what we did at YFG’s National Conference last year, twas very American with the ‘In Enda We Trust’ posters!
Of course im not so sure about the negative campaigning aspect of the campaign that we are about to embark on, it could damage us more.