Rex Murphy: Tuesday will bring no peace to the United States

The day of reckoning is at hand. Most of the world is on the verge of nervous collapse as the Americans prepare to go to the polls and force themselves to the painful duty of determining whether their aversion to Donald Trump is stronger than their distaste for Hillary Clinton. They are caught between a rock and a hard place, the devil and the deep blue sea, writhing painfully on both horns of the fiercest dilemma democratic voters have, perhaps ever, to face.

As to predicting the outcome, no fool am I. Looking at it over the last year or so, this election of our friends down south has had more twists, turns and novelties than the wildest amusement park. It participates of a logic all its own.