The smoke is clearing in the presidential race in both parties and it looks like we will have the mother of all battles between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. They may well be the most famous man and woman in the world at this stage, their battle would be the stuff of legend.

It would be historic in so many ways, first woman, first non politician, first time since 1944  two New Yorkers competed against each other.(Bernie Sanders from Brooklyn would fit the criteria too)

You would have got long odds indeed on this particular combination of Hillary and The Donald  at the start of the 2016 presidential run. The overwhelming consensus was it would be Bush Vs Clinton in a replay of the family shoot out of 1992 with Bill Clinton and George H. Bush.

But Donald Trump has made the commentariat look very silly. They utterly underestimated him, and I include myself in that critique.

We had the extraordinary sight of Jeb Bush on Saturday night, head hanging but game to the end,trudging home. He was the anointed one in almost all media a few months ago.

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