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I am very wary of offering opinions on American politics, but I feel compelled to say that I’m sorry to see Rick Perry dropping out. Before my friend Nurmi disowns me for ever, I will explain that I want the Republican candidate to  be the one with the least chance of beating President Obama and that was Perry, by a mile.

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  1. Patricia wright
    January 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Not wary enough!

  2. January 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    But not to be poked with a stick. I’ve grown up with people from outside my nation’s borders (ie The English) telling me what’s in its best interests, so don’t mind me if I express a view on yours. I’m a Scottish nationalist and that’s how I vote. I’m old enough and well-read enough to know that if I was an American citizen I would be a Democrat. I’m not, but that doesn’t stop me hoping their guy wins. (Apart from John Kerry; I didn’t take to him.) A bit like rooting for the Miami Dolphins, even though I’ve never been there.

  3. Patricia wright
    January 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    And I root for your independence! Just hope you have a constitution like ours so you can better delineate why there are Democrats and Republlicans. Reading the “arguments” isn’t quite .like living with the consequences. So much for political discussion. We may disagree on some of the finer points but I still admire and enjoy your views and your novels! I promise not to enter thepolitical battlefield any more!

    • January 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Deal, Patricia. Now let’s agree not to discuss constitutions; yours is written, but subject to the interpretation of the Supreme Court. Its make-up depends on the political orientation of the President who makes each nomination, and of the Senate, which confirms each appointment, those being for life. The British constitution has always been largely unwritten, and has been able, therefore to evolve over time, whereas the US model has evolved by amendment. That’s fine too. I could argue that it was regrettable that it took seventy-five years to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, you could counter that slavery was introduced by the British, and that while it was never legally supported in Britain, it wasn’t abolished in the Empire until 1833. No, let’s not go there.

  4. Patricia wright
    January 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I promised!

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