Trumped by his own petard

I don’t usually take pleasure in others’ disappointment, but what a relief to see that Trump has been trumped by Ted Cruz at the Iowa Caucuses. In his concession speech there was a welcome hint of bubble burst, of bluster fallen flat. Not that Ted Cruz is my cup of tea, either, but he’s a more or less civilised and rational man by comparison.

Trump is entirely ridiculous, nothing more than a self-obsessed demagogue, streetwise but foolish, and I would think it a danger for the world if he were elected President.


Three cheers, though, for Hillary Clinton’s winning of the Democrats’ Caucuses. I want to see her in the White House. She is described as a ‘flawed’ candidate, but who is not?