In Britain, the elitism and the populism are the right way round.
Conservative elitism delivers Theresa May rather than Boris Johnson or even Andrea Leadsom, while Labour populism delivers Jeremy Corbyn rather than David Miliband or even Owen Smith.
That correctly reflects the twin poles of British politics.
But in America, the elitism and the populism are the wrong way round.
Republican elitism would have delivered any of a dozen perfectly plausible possibilities, while Democratic populism would have delivered Bernie Sanders.
Instead, however, the world has to watch and wonder whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is going to be inflicted upon us.