Friday, 29 April 2016

We can live with President Trump or President Hillary - but President Trump would dent the politically correct orthodoxy


“Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she's got going is the women's card. And the beautiful thing is, women don't like her." Donald Trump on Tuesday night
I have suddenly changed my mind about the American election. I no longer think that Messrs. Trump, Cruz and Sanders and Mrs Clinton are four terrible candidates. Trump is going to be huge fun and do a huge amount of damage to political correctness whether he wins or loses. On the other hand Mrs Clinton, ghastly and talentless though she is, is pretty moderate and offers a continuation of Obama's reasonable though uninspired foreign policy. And she would mean Bill as co-President and he was a fairly good president. 

We can live with either the Donald or Hillary in the White House but judging by the sensible remarks I quote above, Trump is going to be rather wonderful. (For some odd reason the Washington Post thinks they are sexist.) Ted Cruz is very creepy indeed, I'm sick of Kasich's reasonableness and Bernie is of course much the craziest and most dangerous.

The Republicans - meaning the establishment and the primary voters - have no real choice but to back Trump. Hillary may be very lucky to be up against candidates as weak and extreme as Bernie and Trump  - or maybe she will be destroyed by Trump. The people who say he has no chance said he had no chance of winning even a single primary and have predicted his inevitable demise since early last summer.

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