I suppose if something has worked in the past there is a tendency to stick to a tried and proven method.
It can be summed up simply as, “You have to vote for me to stop J118 becoming First Minister!”
After almost 10 years of murder, robbery, lies and deception, you would expect the majority of Unionists to see through the blatant confidence trick.
J118 is First Minister and he has been for almost 10 years, it is a joint office!
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.