Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A megalomaniacal motormouth or an inveterate liar

Well, it looks like it's going to be a Trump-Clinton race. It is a pity Ted Cruz has dropped out - he was becoming almost likeable in a hang-dog sort of way. The Donald is becoming even less appealing as he tries to bring his tourette's-like tongue under control and appear as a candidate who is less than completely deranged - now, he's not even entertaining, let alone credible. And as for Hillary - am I the only one who thinks she looks like a con artist who knows she is about to be sprung?

I predicted that Trump would become the Republican candidate and also that Trump will beat Clinton in a head-to-head presidential contest. It gives me no pleasure to see that the first part of that prediction is now almost certainly right. I don't claim any great prescience when it comes to US politics but I do understand the immense frustration of many Americans over the direction of their country. 

The incumbent president and the previous one have been incredibly damaging for America but the next one is going to be worse, irrespective of whether it is a Republican or Democrat. But I believe that the United States has the presidential candidates it deserves. That's what you get when you are intent on throwing away the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known. Perhaps having a megalomaniacal motormouth or an inveterate liar as president will bring Americans to their senses. 

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