John Deasy is, whether he likes it or not, viewed locally and further afield as something of a political enigma.
He’s also considered a man of great intelligence who has yet to fulfil the ambition he surely still harbours as an elected member representing Waterford.
Yet as long as Enda Kenny (and Phil Hogan) rule the Fine Gael roost, it would appear that Deputy Deasy shall remain on the periphery of his party. And that, from a Waterford perspective, is not helpful in the immediate or longer term.
Politics, rightly or wrongly, is a game. It’s a game that one has to engage in fully. You’ve got to knock on doors, you’ve got to kiss babies, you’ve got to press the flesh, you’ve got to make yourself seen and heard.