The real winner in last night’s US Presidential election was undoubtedly the large turnout.
Like him or loathe him Donald Trump has succeeded in politically energising the American public.
For all its flaws and sometime corruption, politics matters.
It shapes the world in which we live whether we like it or not.
And America matters, not least to Ireland. US investment in this country is responsible for thousands of jobs.
And so, despite the complete absence of moral integrity, his questionable history with women and his ‘divide and conquer’ style, I offer my thanks to Donald Trump.
However I’m drawing the line on sitting down for a pint with him.
My Good Self has an image to protect.
And it’s all about image.