A number of things will change before the next election whether that's in three months or three years,camroc1 wrote:
The first is that SF will be seen as a potential government party and it's policies and spokes persons will come under considerable media gaze, analysis and criticism.
Secondly, SF have reaped the benefit of a general anti-establishment feeling, and keeping that additional 10% or so of their vote will be difficult when they are striving to become the establishment themselves.
Thirdly, as I noted previously, making the jump from one TD per constituency to two, is actually quite a difficult trick to pull off.
And finally, the full glare of FF and FG will be brought to bear on SF, and a goodly proportion of the lumps they normally knock out of each other will now be aimed at SF.[/quote]
yup - I don't think another general election automatically means a lot more seats for SF