Where angels fear to tread …

There is nothing we can do, either here in Britain or anywhere else, to curb the megalomaniacs in Russia and China, and frankly, we Brits are stuck with the shambling, egomaniac, Trump-wannabe Johnson for a decade. One kind of maniac or other, in power everywhere.

Perhaps Pete Buttigieg, struggling personfully to the sensible centre and thereby not very appealing to left-field Sanders. Just to get onto the 2020 Democratic ticket Mayor Pete would have to overcome being gay and unpronounceable. Personally, I could care less about any of that, but if he succeeds, that ticket would lose every state from Colorado to New Jersey, from Wyoming to Florida, down that red centre which holds so much collegiate voting power. And as a Sanders VP, Pete would be that cliche-ed heartbeat away from the presidency. Everyone down that red centre would be only too well aware. Biden is Biden — many-times loser and probably not even a serious candidate any more. Bloomberg? Another NooYaak plutocrat? And Jewish to boot? Anyone else?

So the chances are, as we watch Democratic primaries unfold, that Trump will be given an easy ride, not because he can win on his miserable record and his revolting personality, but because he can’t lose to a loser.

Someone, please, tell me that I am reading this all wrong. I need cheering up.

Oh, and I have just been reading some of the political contributions in MEDIUM-GEN, which are enough to make me think about going to a specialist surgeon and having that part of my brain which deals with politics, excised. There seems to be a mood, if not a consensus, that the worst and most un-presidential president in the US’s history is going to stroll, almost unchallenged, into four more years at the increasingly stained White House.

Come on America. We in Britain are stuck with a Sub-Prime Minister for a long time. Please give us some hope that a brighter light might be shining again from the other side of the Great Pond. Anyone but Trump. Anyone.



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Dr John Grierson

Dr John Grierson


Broadcaster, academic, journalist, columnist, humorist. Show- off contrarian. Seriously centrist politics junkie. British Americanophile.