Right now, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are riding high.
It’s not really surprising, since they share two things; their names have somewhat unfortunate initials, but much more importantly – they are both ANGRY OLD MEN.
And you can see their APPEAL to an electorate, for whom they are facing off against the usual bunch of smugbastard, two-faced, devious, oily “professional” politicians.
This time, Old Ma Clinton, Bush III (not ANOTHER one) Rubio, Cruz and Crazy Carson (to date).
Of course, the two old geezers have diametrically opposed SOLUTIONS to America’s problems; as a right-wing arsehole, Trump wants to hammer immigrants – whilst self-confessed socialist Sanders (alliteration!) wants to hammer big corporations, bankers and other One-Percenters.
And it don’t take a genius to know which group NEEDS hammering.
But who could have seen this coming? Not Hillary, that’s for sure. Over the last few years, she must have rehearsed her inaugural speech a hundred times, then all of a sudden – it’s Always A Bridesmaid time again.
Even this observer cannot claim to have anticipated the “Network” effect, although like Trump and Sanders, he’s actually OLD enough to GET that venerable reference; “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.” (Peter Finch as Howard Beale – it won him a posthumous Oscar®).
However, of the two, only Bernie would have any clue what to DO, once he reached the Oval Office.
And while the prospect of a 75-year-old socialist occupying the White House might seem unlikely – who’d have bet on a black guy with the middle name Hussein and a surname only one letter away from Osama?
So maybe Sanders and Corbyn doing a Reagan and Thatcher (ANOTHER ancient reference) ain’t such a pipe-dream as Your Humble Scribe first thought…