Below the belt, surely?
According to the Irish Indie, opposition strategists are now trying to liken Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen to Gordon Brown.
Not sure what to make of that. They are not really in the same position. Cowen was pretty popular when he took over, but why should losing a referendum damage him in the long term? Politicians are obsessed with the idea that if they lose a referendum they will lose the elevtion. But it 'aint so... The Swedish Social Democrats went on to win the elections after the euro no vote.
Give the voters some credit - they can tell the diffence between an issue and a party vote.