The Anonymous Widower

Good Omens For Mr. Biden

This extract is from today’s diary in The Times.

The election of Joe Biden, despite the twitterhoea tantrums of the toddler in the Oval Office, continues a correlation noted four years ago by the writer Brydon Coverdale between American presidents and the sequence of Mr Men books. Donald Trump is the 45th president and the 45th Mr Man is Mr Rude, an easy fit. No 44 was Mr Cool (Barack Obama) and No 43 Mr Cheerful (George W Bush). Going back further, the all-action Teddy Roosevelt has the same number as Mr Strong and Ronald Reagan shares his with Mr Brave. Grover Cleveland, the only president to return to office after being voted out, has Mr Bounce. Now at No 46 comes Mr Good — and the correlation may continue. Coverdale writes: “I wonder if the 47th being Mr Nobody means the next president won’t be a Mr.”

I like the correlation and also the new word; twitterhoea.

It will be interesting to return to this post for the US Presidential Election in 2024.

November 10, 2020 - Posted by | Computing, World | , , , , ,


  1. I love that – it made me laugh! Am I ok to share the quotation on social media?

    Trump won’t go quietly; he is like a toddler having a tantrum. At present there is a discussion on my Facebook page between the only Republican on my friends list and a friend who is very strong Democrat. My Republican friend, a lovely lady, sensible and well educated, believes Trump is the best President US has ever had.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | November 10, 2020 | Reply

    • For me, Trump’s environmental record is a disgrace.

      On the other hand, it hasn’t stopped American finance rushing to support renewable energy.

      Comment by AnonW | November 10, 2020 | Reply

    • As to sharing the quote, I think it is fine, if you say where it came from and you add comment.

      Comment by AnonW | November 10, 2020 | Reply

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