Here in the UK we are gripped by election fever, if the symptoms of fever are listlessness and mild depression. At least it will all be over by tomorrow night, although I suppose the real pain only begins then.
We really have a most unappealing selection to choose from - a worn out Government, a bunch of shiny-faced posh boys who once met a black man actually, and a third party whose only real attraction is that it isn't one of the other two. If I may lapse into vulgarity for a moment, it is like being presented with three turds and asked to decide which has been polished the best.
For a more considered view, let me hand over to two veteran commentators. They are talking about politics in Trinidad and Africa respectively, but the general points still apply.
"Election Time" - Lord Kitchener
"Politician" - Hugh Masekela
What Britain needs at this time is a true inspirational statesman. Someone like the late leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party: