Mitt Romney beat Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucus by just eight votes. This is the Republican offering for the president in the land of the eternal presidential election.
Dellers has a view, but the interesting question is how so-called democracies manage to throw up such unattractive candidates for their leaders, and what little choice the voters are offered.
One has to ask whether the American system, which has president Obama in place, is capable of picking an effective president. Agreed, the voters had little more choice than us – as between Miliband and Cameron – but did they really have to go for Obama?