Op-Ed: Social media is full of funny and yet sometimes frightening memes relating to the GOP and Democrat potential party leader nominees. Such is the US election process that a long nationwide campaign just to appoint a candidate to lead the two major parties drags on and on.
And two candidates are rising above the others - Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Donald Trump for the Republican or GOP party.
Hillary is not without 'baggage' but is becoming unstoppable in her quest to lead the Democrats into the 2016 US Presidential election. Her main opponent Bernie Sanders has caught the imagination of younger voters and those looking for real change, but whether he could offer that in reality is not clear.
Neither Clinton or Sanders cause this Brit any worries but Donald Trump is the stuff of nightmares.
Both Clinton and Sanders lean to the left of politics, with Sanders tilting well toward that side of the political spectrum but the GOP is a different kettle-of-fish.
Following a usual pattern in recent years that party had numerous candidates when the race began but numbers are being whittled down.
Donald Trump remains a farcical character across this side of the pond but a dangerous fool.
When he makes speeches that concentrate on his wealth and more British people tend to grimace but his supporters across the Pond lap it up. Is that because his words are tongue in cheek or that some US voters want to turn their country back 50 years or so and ditch any form of liberalism?
America is experiencing an anti-Muslim backlash on the back of terrorist activities mainly abroad but propped up by 9/11 and the killings in San Bernardino Christmas 2015.
Similar feelings may choose the direction of British voters in the upcoming EU in or out referendum.
But sensationalising the negatives added to 24/7 rolling news simply concentrates on the negatives and messes with voter's minds.
Xenophobia is on the increase and with that comes a type of madness.
Reality is ditched as fears are latched onto and used to full advantage.
It is up to American voters to make their choice now but if they want the world to have any chance at stability, freedom and social equality they must surely ditch Donald J Trump?
Trump was born into money and is not a self-made man although he likes to talk money a great deal. He has used cheap foreign labour along the way and declared bankruptcy on more than one occasion.
When I look across from Yorkshire yes I see a funny character, an oompa loompa coloured big-mouth bigot with German and Scottish links via his parents but then I consider Herr Hitler.
He had German links, was considered a funny guy with a silly moustache, used to whip up crowds into a frenzy, hated one particular faith, in his case Jews, encouraged nationalism and talked about making a country great again and sadly the similarities go on and on.
Hitler however was a passionate and somewhat eloquent speaker at his rallies while Trump stumbles on with gaffe after gaffe.
He has vowed to build a wall between the USA and Mexico if he is elected the next POTUS; he has also proposed a total ban on all Muslims entering the USA.
But how much is just because he is an old windbag and how much he plans to make reality is not known.
It is up to America to choose their candidates and choose them well. Once you open Pandora's Box you will not be able to close it again.
My personal view is that the USA is better than Donald Trump and should vote accordingly.
Current state of play
Dropped out: Bush, Christie, Fiorina, Gilmore, Graham, Huckabee, Jindal, Pataki, Paul, Perry, Santorum, Walker
1,237 needed for nomination · 2,340 available
(includes Pledged delegates and Super delegates)
2,383 needed for nomination · 4,132 available
[Figures updated after Super Tuesday March 1 - but those above show there is still all to play for]
From around the Internet:
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