Sinn Fein election blog…

Much more cleanly executed than the confused offering from the Assembly elections. Some purists may complain (justifiably in some respects) that none of the candidates are actually writing the blog themselves. But doing interviews with the candidates themselves gives it more of the conversational feel a genuine blog has. Shame the guys doing the hard work in the background are not in the foreground. It gives it an anonymous feel, that’s distinctly off-putting. Still, big strides from March!

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