It’s always nice when I can hook two stories from either side of the Pond.
Newt Gingrich has finally abandoned ship and bailed out of the race to get the GOP nomination for the Presidency. I have been surprised he has stayed in as long as he has, when it is obvious he had no chance of winning. We all know it’s going to Romney. I did like this summation from Gingrich. He said November’s election offered a choice between Mr Romney and Barack Obama, “the most radical, leftist president in American history”. That’s certainly the case, but it’s a choice between bad and even worse in my view. Still, Americans will make the decision and it is said that people get the political representatives they deserve.
Meanwhile, today will see the electorate in London go to the poll to elect a Mayor. It’s my view that the Conservative somewhat eccentric Boris Johnson will win, again, and we see the UK’s most well know Newt-lover, Ken Livingstone defeated. Time has moved on and despite his appeal to Islam (Remember “turning London into a beacon for Islam?) he will lose. That will be good for London.