I’ve been following the current round of US primaries with some interest. Not ever having visited the US, I have no business criticizing the system or the candidates but I must admit to being fascinated by the progress of Donald Trump and the seemingly growing possibility that he may become the Republican presidential candidate. Presumably, there is also the possibility that he could become the next President of the United States.
I see that Vladimir Putin encouraged the Russian media to talk up his candidacy whereas the leaders and media of the Chinese Republic have taken to mocking him. Donald Trump does seem to be able to divide and polarize opinion. We are living in interesting times.
It seems widely accepted that a presidential candidate who openly espoused atheism would stand no chance of being elected. But what about a candidate with a comb-over? Can Donald Trump’s hair get elected? Inquiring minds need to know. I see arguments from political commentators that Trump is only popular with a small majority of republican voters and unpopular with most democrat voters, so Trump has no chance of becoming president. What do our US TSZ members think? Should the World be worried?
PS I’m committed to a project this summer and will have to relinquish admin duties as soon as Lizzie finds a replacement and won’t have time for more than the odd comment from now on. Lizzie welcomes contributions from anyone sharing her aims on free, open discussion. So please anyone who would like to publish an OP who doesn’t already have author status, just ask.
Let’s make this an open thread!