America is back on the campaign trail and much as I dislike American politics I know that the job of president is one of the most important in the world, we have just had two terms under a president who is one of the worst ever and that serves to remind us of how important it is, is the world safer after nearly 8 years of Bush ? I think not.
It is important to replace Bush with someone cleverer (not difficult) and someone less gung ho (more difficult) much the same as we have done here in Britain.
The person I would like to see as president is the democrat Edwards but that looks unlikely, next comes Clinton who would of course be the first ever woman, she has politics in her blood and is vastly experienced and her husband was one of the best American presidents.
Obama has of course torn up the script but he will now be scrutinised and pressurised as never before. it looks like a democrat victory will provide the first woman or the first black president ever.
Obama does not inspire me at all for the candidate who might be the first black president he seems to be shy of identifying himself with African Americans and the right wing gutter press haven't started on him yet, one article ran the story that his middle name was Hussien, there will be a lot more of this to come.
The republicans look unelectable at the moment and their front runner is now Huckabee, a man who apparently thinks that God created the universe in 6 days and took a wee break on the seventh.
Many Americans support him and share his 'ole time religion' views, this does not of course make them bad people but it sure worries me, the draft dodger Bush used to say that God told him what to do and Blair said he prayed that he would get big decisions right.
At least we in Scotland do not have a problem like that wee Alex (the spiv) just talks to himself in the mirror.