Op-ed: Super Tuesday in the USA came and went this week. Saturday more Americans will vote on the next leader of the Republican Party and the next leader of the Democrats.
Donald J Trump, Republican, and Hillary Clinton, Democrat, appear to be the front runners.
For the Democratic nomination it is a two horse race between Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
For the Republicans the field is dwindling all the time.
From what seems a huge number of candidates the numbers are going down but you can hardly say they are sorting the wheat from the chaff. With Trump rising to the top of the barrel many people simply wonder, to quote Donald, what the hell is going on?
Perhaps it is some sort of reverse psychology and the more Trump bursts his own balloon, shows himself up, attacks various groups of people and plays the dangerous fool people seem to lap it up.
He is viewed as a celebrity business person but as he is running for the GOP nomination and in turn eventually possible the White House he is a politician pure and simple.
You can holler as much as you like but once you enter a political race to fulfil a political ambition you are a politician; you may or may not be a good politician.
One GOP candidate Ben Carson announced Friday that he is suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination saying "There's a lot of people who love me, they just won't vote for me." A typical modest republican then.
But unlike Chris Christie who earlier pulled of the race and threw his weight behind the Trump campaign Carson will not follow suit.
The gloves are off but as Trump's political opponents resort to using his big-mouth tactics as a last resort how could any of them ultimately endorse that man?
NYTimes reports "The elections — in Kansas, Louisiana, Maine and Kentucky for Republicans, and Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska for Democrats — fall between last week’s Super Tuesday and March 15, when a swath of big states, including Florida and Ohio, hold votes that could ultimately determine the fate of the race. On Saturday, there are 155 delegates at stake for Republicans and 126 for Democrats."
Saturday Ted Cruz began the fight back to take the Republican nomination from Trump but he has a mountain to climb. Neither man will hold any appeal to voters who have an ounce of liberal tendencies.
Hillary Clinton won big in one state but Bernie Sanders is still hanging on in there for the Democrats.
Both Clinton and Trump would prefer their opponents conceded victory; that would save time and money. However at this time there is still all to play for.
BBC News claims, results at a glance are;