The circus has begun.

It’s hard to believe, given the media coverage, that the US presidential election is still more than a year away.

For us non-Americans watching on from afar, the lead up campaigns to select the Republican and Democratic contenders for the top job are a great source of both amusement and concern.

Amusement – because it’s a challenge to take some of the hopefuls and their arguments seriously.

Concern – because, although we have no say, we all get to live with the consequences.

It might appear to be a circus to us, but going by the amount of money spent on the campaigns, it’s a serious activity for some in the USA.

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One is left wondering whether there would be a different set of candidates if campaigns were publicly funded – with every candidate getting the same amount of campaign funds.

Thanks for dropping by, Peter.