The first thing that comes to mind is how bizarre it is that a man with that many faults can attract the support of so many people in a country where those faults are freely and openly exposed.
A man who has demonstrated tendencies which are misogynistic, xenophobic, prejudiced, hypocritical, disingenuous and habitually deceitful, ill-informed and scientifically ignorant, irrational, petulant, rude and crude, and who is of suspect temperament and suspect financial integrity,
To most of America's allies in the world it seems utterly bizarre that such a man could even be a candidate, let alone a potential winner, in the presidential election. Watching events in the campaign is like staring through the looking glass at a strange and unreal world. To elect him would be a dangerous gamble.