I woke up this morning and, not for the first time, I hadn't a clue what to write about! Then I started to 'croose throo the noos' and instantly two subjects leapt up and waved at me! Well, I don't 'do' original thinking!
I can't wait for November and the American mid-term elections - and yes, you're right, my social life isn't the greatest - because I really do not have any idea who is likely to win. If you are sensible you will admit that you don't know, either. You may have a preference but that is not the basis for certainty.
My own uncertainty is bolstered by two intelligent articles which argue the exact opposite of each other! The first is in the ever-excellent National Review and is written by Mr. Jay Cost (and no, me neither) who argues convincingly that a 'blue wave' will drown the GOP and the reason is obvious because he looms over the entire political scene - the dreaded 'Ginger Ninja'. It's not his politics that will put an indelible stain on the GOP but his manners - or to be precise, his lack of manners. Mr. Cost, whilst distancing himself from the sort of worshipful attitude we forelock-tugging Brits have towards our royal family, nevertheless, reminds us that the job of any president is twofold. Yes, they are the leader of one half of the political divide but they are also supposed to be the Head of State and to behave accordingly in representing America. Alas, 'The Don' is incapable of understanding that and so he barges around the world and the internet like the original 'Ugly American' to the intense embarrassment of a 'yuuuuuuuge' number of voters.
Meanwhile, 'back at the ranch', or to be precise, back at The American Spectator, Mr. David Catron has an article entitled "Blue Wave Balderdash" which argues we should ignore the media and the so-called 'pundits' who opine so regularly because they are merely repeating the views of the publishers who employ them. Also, after a string of disasters, of which the last Presidential election was merely the latest catastrophe, we should definitely ignore the opinion pollsters who never, it appears, learn from their own gross errors.
So, Dear Reader, 'yer pays yer money and yer takes yer pick'. What can one say except 'good luck with that one!'