Should we take this seriously or is it just a passing fad?
With all the focus on Labour’s trials and tribulations as it goes through its leadership election we have not really focused on the coming fight for the White House in 2016 which almost certainly will be the biggest political painting event of next year.
On the Democratic Party side things look relatively settled with Hillary Clinton the odds on favourite. The Republican battle looks to be the most interesting with several names coming in the latest being the property billionaire and TV presenter, Donald Trump.
New polling featured in the clip above suggests that he is doing very well and has even the potential to win the prize. I find it hard to take his bid seriously and his comments about John McCain in the second clip reinforce that view.
At the stage polling can often be skewed to the best known which is what might be happening here.
William hills currently have him add 28/1 for the nomination which just might be a good punt.
The strong favourite for the Republican nomination is the brother of George Bush, ex Florida Governor, Jeb Bush.
Can Trump managed to get himself into a situation where his bid is taken very seriously? I’m not so sure but he might. American elections can operate very strangely.