While America has Trump Mania, Great Britain is having Corbyn Mania.
Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, is the current front-runner of the Labour Party leadership election. Donald Trump is a man who wants to be the next President of the United States.
The leader of the party will lead the party in the House of Commons as the Leader of the Opposition meaning he or she could be Britain’s next prime minister.
It’s obvious Trump is somewhat his own man – billionaire, boorish attitude, lack of specific policies other than what suits him during the moment, and an outsider to Washington politics – Corbyn is an old socialist Labour Party stalwart: command economics, collectivism, republicanism, nationalization of industry, anti-war, pro-European and anti-American platform.
Both opposition parties have complete disdain for these front-runners: the Republicans want to field an establishment candidate that can actually WIN – meaning someone who runs on the primary as a conservative but during the election run as a moderate or conservative-light whilst the Labour Party would want their man (or woman) to be a part of the modern Labour movement: a centrist party that supports the special relationship between the United States, pro-trade, fair trade, social justice, status quo on monarchy, and individualism.
Both candidates are supported by those who are tired of what has been going on at the White House or 10 Downing Street. They want a revolutionary to make change, now!
While it has been entertaining to watch Fox’s coverage of Trump or BBC’s coverage of Corbyn, while they appeal to majorities of their party foot soldiers, they aren’t going to win against the party favorites of the ruling party.
But here’s my conclusion, a vote for Trump will mean a vote for Hillary Clinton, a vote for Jeremy Corbyn will be a vote for PM David Cameron.
But at least we fought for something, right?