We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
He is a man of the sort that was behind the American revolution. Brexit was the only freedom cause he could find. A Maggie's hero. A shame that he, like Farage, will leave politics after seeing their mission accomplished.
However, that is as it should be. Career pols are pathetic. I recently reviewed Washington's farewell address. Served humbly, reluctantly, and went home to the farm.
I recently heard the audiobook "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson", then "1776" by David McCullough then "John Adams" also by David McCullough. They were really fascinating, entertaining and informative. The lesson learned was that they were men of many faults that mucked through and other than Washington may have stayed too long. Maybe that is why he is the most popular to this day. I highly recommend these books or audiobooks though as it fills in a lot of information of what we already know.
As I pointed out about Hillary and her minions over at The Bookworm room, career pols can't quit. As soon as their power wanes, there is a horde of people they screwed over on the way up waiting for their payback.
If Hillary loses, the Clintons are done and the bloodletting among the minions will be epic.
I think you both are right about staying on too long and the fallout that will occur when the Clintons no longer control the dialogue. Sadly, we will learn how badly we have been screwed over the last 24 years.
Farage, recently returned from speaking in Mississippi for Trump:
“.. had been thinking about the similarities between the core Brexit vote, and Trump’s supporters. “It’s not the have-nothings … They have got something, but they are concerned about the change in society,” he said. “The basic feeling is that something has gone wrong; that we are not in control; that our political class aren’t the same as us, are detached from us.”
Exctamundo, Mr. Farage. It’s about OUR sovereignty. Ours. The People’s.
If only we had the conservative brilliance and commitment of a Daniel Hanna in our politics, as opposed to the shrews currently holed up D.C.