I shall never understand American politics. I have checked out the definitions…
The symbol of the democrats is a donkey. Defined as
A domesticated hoofed mammal of the horse family with long ears and a braying call. An ass is a stupid or foolish person.
And the Republicans have an elephant. Defined as
A heavy plant-eating mammal with a prehensile trunk, long curved ivory tusks, and large ears. A white elephant is a rare, expensive possession that is a financial burden to maintain, and of dubious or limited value.
There are two front runner Republican candidates.
Mitt – defined as “a special type of glove for protecting a person's hand”
Newt – defined as “a small semiaquatic amphibian, having a long slender body and tail and short feeble legs”
And they sort out who will be chosen by having caucuses
And when they have chosen a President he has his own special song, ‘Hail to the Chief’ played with ‘Ruffles and Flourishes’
Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,
Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all.
Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation
In proud fulfilment of a great, noble call.
It is all too confusing for me. I am rather glad to be British, I would rather have HM than POTUS and FLOTUS any day!
But I am sure my US friends are equally baffled by the behaviour of
Ant and Dec Cameron and Clegg, and the Milliband Boys
...never forgetting the late lamented Lord Sutch!
I am happy to run for buses, or run for charity – but I don’t think I would want to run for office.