New York Born British Prime Minister has a claim to the White House
Boris Johnson’s co-premiership with his wife Carrie introduced into the Westminster zone the trans-Atlantic concept of a shared connubial political leadership of which President and Mrs Clinton remain the outstanding Anglosphere exponents.
This might now be taken a stage further with the No.10 Downing Street duo repeating this role in the White House.
Mr Johnson was born in New York. Other than being born in the United States, the other Constitutional pre-requisite is that he lived there for 14 years.
He appears to have lived as a child in the United States for five years. So given his present age and the nine years left to reside in the United States Mr Johnson could announce a candidacy on or around his 67th birthday.
This would still make him around a decade younger than the current two front runners president Joe Biden 79 and the former president Donald Trump 76.
So in this theory which until a few weeks ago seemed entirely dotty a President Boris Johnson could serve two full terms and still be younger than either of these are currently.
Polls in the United States focus on Mr Johnson’s proven track record in fund raising and vote raising notably his 80 seat majority garnered for his Conservative government in the last British general election.
Also cited is his political personality modus operandi deemed to be more appropriate for the United States than the United Kingdom.
Above all there is Boris Johnson launching himself from an already high plateau of name recognition combined with proven fund and vote-getting experience as two time mayor of London and then prime minister.
He sees at home his Brexit capital evaporating hourly.
In the United States in contrast it is accumulating. The reason is that Brexit translates there as anti-globalism.
How could the West have failed to see that the EU “powerhouse” in the form of a united Germany still remained vulnerable to extremist ideologies and which this time took the form of relying on its enemy for most of its fuel?
How could the United States have similarly outsourced its manufacturing to another foe?
Mr Johnson based in the United States, the land of his birth, the man who got Brexit done, would become the go-to guy for presidential calibre answers to these globalist era mysteries. How did the theory of pacifying self-declared enemy powers by enriching them at the expense of your own economy achieve such traction, and for so long?
The concept of connubial presidential power sharing is accepted in the United States. Think also the Carters, Reagans, and Obamas. Neither is there any requirement for a spouse to be born in the United States. Think Melania Trump.
Mr Johnson’s biography of Winston Churchill, The Churchill Factor, has attained institutional status in the United States. Churchill’s own mother Jennie Jerome was similarly born in New York.
Mr Johnson would need to hide his party allegiance until the very last moment.
Under this hypothesis he is “drafted” by one of the main parties in a situation similar to the one that exists now in which one of the two parties, in this instance the Democrats, has no obvious campaign standard bearer.
Britain’s doctrinal media’s vituperative pursuit of the departing prime minister characterises him as a one man crime scene. This is even after the greening of Mr Johnson following his marriage to Carrie.
Should Mr Johnson see a political destiny for himself in the United States this indicates an association with the Republican Party. It is here too that his war-leader instincts demonstrated on the advent of the Ukraine invasion will render the biggest dividend.
Mr Johnson is sometimes regarded as Britain’s Donald Trump, whose mother incidentally was born in Scotland. Both started at the top and worked their way up. Both position themselves as outsiders who have wandered into the inside.
Conjecture on a trans Atlantic destiny for Mr Johnson followed on the heels of Washington polls gauging the popularity in United States federal politics of the Duchess of Sussex after Meghan gave indications that this is where she saw her own future.
Similar polls now devolved onto Mr Johnson and they gained currency after exposure in London’s Daily Express which remains Fleet Street’s crusading voice of the Empire and what is left of it.
Curiously the first eight presidents of the United States including George Washington were regarded as British subjects because the United States was part of the British Empire.
In the British Commonwealth the only other example resembling a federal scale co premiership is that of the late Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser and his wife Tamie who deputised for her husband when he was ill and who is considered to have influenced her husband’s views especially in his later years, notably about the United States.