Op-ed: While British politicians get their underwear in a knot trying to persuade the country's electorate to engage and vote in the upcoming EU referendum the process of nominating a candidate to lead the Democrats, and one to lead the Republicans, into the November presidential election drags on over in the USA.
If you are already sick to death of the EU referendum spin and hyperbole spare a thought for our American cousins.
Saturday it was Nevada and South Carolina making big decisions on who will represent each party in this essentially two-party state. As both parties currently are fairly centric is it a one-party state in essence?
That view could change if Bernie Sanders won the Democratic nomination and Donald J Trump the GOP race.
Sanders veers to the left of politics and has much in common with UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Both men are no spring chickens but both have captured the imagination and support of younger voters-those who still have ideals and principles backed up by liberal views and compassion.
Trump however veers toward right wing extremism, is a rogue candidate and in many ways has a lot in common with past and previous extremist leaders around the world.
Saturday Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in Nevada while South Carolina chose Trump as their preferred GOP nomination.
Sunday Jeb Bush has become another Trump political casualty and has announced he is dropping out the race.
Bush has no problem with raising the money to take part but perhaps sees the writing on the Republican wall.
Failed 2012 Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said this "Today, Jeb Bush followed his family’s pattern of putting country above himself. His campaign has been about answers to real problems and about policies to strengthen our country. It has been a campaign conducted in the finest tradition of dignity and integrity and Jeb Bush gave it his all: he can have no regrets. I am proud to call him a friend."
More spin and hyperbole with a little watching your back thrown in?
Traditionally Republicans veer to the right of centre and how far right they move on the nut job scale depends on who they elect to represent the party and it seems there is a thirst in the GOP for extremism.
As GOP candidates fall by the wayside their supporters will be advised who to throw their support behind and the game of politics will continue.
Trouble is that for the people it is often a matter of life or death rather than a political game.
Nevada Democrat and South Carolina Republican results via the Guardian:
South Carolina Republicans aka GOP