Only 10 weeks to go in the US election campaign and can't you feel the excitement? Aren't you awed by the white heat of intelligent debate?
We know who the candidates are but their respective parties don't, and have not yet adopted them. Romney has said Obama has divided the country, Obama has said he is a spoilt rich boy with weird religious beliefs (no, sorry, I made that up). But nothing has really happened.
Obviously both parties are waiting for the valuable endorsement of this blog but it will not be lightly given. We have doubts about Obama, who is clearly anti-British and seems (you can't be sure without rational debate and we haven't had any) to want to spend more money, whereas the US Government is already $14,000,000,000,000 in debt, about $120,000 per household. Doubtless it can easily be paid back and I am worrying about nothing.
Romney is a different matter. In fact he is different to almost everybody. I cannot ignore the fact that he thinks Christ visited America, and that he had his father in law, a convinced atheist, received into the Mormon Church after he had died.
Romney made a disastrous visit to Britain, in which he said we weren't ready for the Olympics (it seems we were); making a speech in the garden of No.10 he said he was pleased to be in the backside of Downing St (memo to Americans: in English English, backside means what you call ass).
Against that, he said he approved of the 'Special Relationship', saying it was an Anglo-Saxon thing, although I am longing to hear him explain this to the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People. After Britain he went to Israel where his stance against Iran was well to the right of Benjamin Netanyahu.
It is early to come to a conclusion: it may turn out that both candidates are mad, in which case this blog will endorse the one that is loopy but harmless.
10 weeks of breakneck excitement lie ahead of us.