It was a bumpy ride for Steve Aiken on Nolan yesterday.
In politics it is a good thing to go into a contest with high ambitions but they also need to be credible.
For information the UUP are running 24 candidates, Sinn Fein are running 34 candidates. UUP are at roughly 13 seats in a 90 seat Assembly, Sinn Fein are at around 24 seats.
As for the DUP they are running 38 candidates and are at 31 seats in a 90 seat Assembly.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs