Starting today, the Rude Pundit will feature brief interviews with locals here in London (and then Liverpool and elsewhere) about what the average British person thinks about the American elections, even if it's "Sod off, you wanker," which would be "Bingo" on a card of UK slang.
Earlier in the day, the Rude Pundit spoke to a young man, Joseph, a university student, about Republican candidate and man most likely to lie about banging your wife, Donald Trump. We were standing in one of the market stalls in Camden Town, talking about where we were from, and Joseph asked the Rude Pundit when the election was. When he said that it was in November, Joseph's eyes went wide. "You're serious?" he said. He couldn't believe that it was that far away. "I thought it was next week or something."
Then the Rude Pundit said, taking out his pocket voice recorder, "Since you brought up the election, let me ask you about what you think I'm going to ask you about."
"You mean Trump, right?" he said, as if it were the most obvious thing in the world. The Rude Pundit nodded and started recording. (Just a note: The Rude Pundit is from the "keep them talking" school of interviewing, especially when he's talking to people not used to being interviewed. He'd rather hear what someone has to say than interrupt and argue. Call it the "Give-em-enough-rope" approach.)