Next time you console yourself with the thought that the American electorate could not be daft enough to elect Trump the Twerp as President, please pause for thought. In recent years, there have been two distinguished and decorated Vietnam veterans vying to be their party’s presidential candidate – John McCain and John Kerry. Both were rubbished publicly over their war record (McCain, ironically, by The Donald), and subsequently failed to win their party’s nomination.
Two other hopefuls for the keys to the Oval Office and the post of Commander-in-Chief, were successful – Bill Clinton and George Bush. During the Vietnam war, both were draft dodgers, although for ever in denial of that fact. What does that tell you about the sophistication of the American electorate?