Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Trump may be a misogynist anti Muslim / Mexican / etc bully yet parts of USA seem not to mind

I agree with Mitt Romney. Trump is a political fraud, with no policies, a few empty slogans, a lot of abuse, and his Presidency would be a disaster for America and for us in the West. Nationalism and populism comes in many forms - and some is more extreme than others. But Trump, La Pen, Farage, are peas from the same pod. But clearly many Americans like his easy simplicity, don't like immigrants and feel powerless in a globalised society where the old certainties are simply not there.

And Super Tuesday is actually today - with crucial key votes in Florida and Ohio. Yet America's problem is that it is rejecting the rational Republican politicians like Kasich and Rubio, who dare to speak the truth about society's problems, and embracing the two worst = Trump and Cruz. To me this is a sadness. Politics is tough enough as it is, but if you do not get the chance to make a reasoned rational case about the problems of a global society with many issues, then we are all poorer.
We may be heading to a brokered convention in July at the republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio, but if your options for a leader are that bad what is the point and likely outcome of a brokered convention?
But the prospects of a third party entering the race are looking more and more likely.

On the democrat side Mrs Clinton is slowly sealing the deal. And rightly so. Bernie Sanders is America's Jeremy Corbyn.