From across the pond, Peter Hitchens at MailOnline views our election while sucking on a lemon:
For a proper conservative, American national politics is a desert. You can choose between declared liberals and neo-conservatives who are liberal on all important issues. And that's it. Or there's dear old Ron Paul, who is another sort of liberal, really. But he's not important anyway. There's nobody who is really socially conservative, above all nobody who will act( it's decades too late anyway) to end the lax immigration politics which have revolutionised the country and will render it unrecognisable within 30 years. There's nobody who will rescue the married family, or protect and recreate manufacturing industry so that ordinary people have proper honest work to do again, or reform the schools, or devise a foreign policy that actually makes the country safer . . . The "Romney is a raging conservative" claim must be an effort to make a dull contest between two mediocrities, for an over-rated office that isn't really all that powerful, appear more interesting than it is.