I continue to watch the unfolding US election with great interest, and to think that Donald Trump is the best candidate in the field. Or at very least the most interesting one. The Knife evidently agrees, predicting:
- Trump will be the Republican candidate, without a brokered convention.
- The party will rally round him with a few unimportant exceptions.
- He will rapidly and overtly assemble a team of big hitters — few people will turn him down.
- He will win the election.
- That will primarily be because he’ll gain votes from former Democrats who can’t stand Hillary and actually like what Trump says, but they won’t tell pollsters that.
For what it’s worth, gazing across the pond, I think so too. Evidence for Democrats jumping ship (not the only evidence I’ve seen):
At least 1000 democrats had left their democratic party in Ohio. They said that they are switching to republican for one very specific reason….to vote for Trump.
Why? Because Trump isn’t a Conservative, as all the US talk radio hosts are at pains to point out. And maybe not even a Republican, given the loathing the Republican establishment have for him. He’s something completely different.
There’s little enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders has been the one drawing the crowds on the Dem side, even though she almost certainly has the Democrat nomination sewn up.
A Clinton-Trump election will offer a genuine choice between Business As Usual and Something Completely Different: stick or twist. I guess it’ll be up to the American people to decide which they’d prefer.
In other news on this side of the pond,
France to hire FERRIES to send Calais migrants to Britain within HOURS of EU Out vote
MIGRANTS living in shanty camps in northern France will be put on ferries and sent to Britain the day after a vote to leave the EU, a French mayor warned last night.
BREXIT THREAT: Spain will ‘take control of Gibraltar as soon as Britain leaves EU’
SPANISH officials have sent a chilling warning to Britain after claiming they will take Gibraltar the day after Britain potentially exits the European Union.
I can’t help but think that threats like these will push the undecided towards voting for Brexit. As this might too:
THE Queen has been hailed as a backer of Brexit tonight after details emerged of an extraordinary alleged bust-up between her and Nick Clegg over Europe.
Her Majesty let rip at the then Deputy PM during a lunch at Windsor Castle, The Sun has been told.
The 89-year-old monarch firmly told passionate pro-European Mr Clegg that she believed the EU was heading in the wrong direction.
Her stinging reprimand went on for “quite a while”, leaving other guests around the table stunned.
I would expect the Queen to be anti-EU. After all, there can be no place for any Queen (or King) once the UK is fully absorbed into the EU superstate. I’d expect her to be quietly removed, and packed off to Australia or Canada or somewhere, along with the two Young Pretenders, Harry and Wills.