On this week’s edition of Capitol Report on News9, reporter Alex Cameron asked Patrick B. McGuigan about falling popular vote support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
McGuigan, a strong critic of Republican nominee Donald Trump, said Clinton’s problems flow from the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s request for an FBI investigation of the former Secretary of State’s use of a private (and non-secure) email server.
McGuigan pointed to writer Jim Geraghty’s analysis for National Review breaking down missing mobile devices, access by “hostile foreign powers” to some of the emails, and other security concerns. Despite her narrow edge in most opinion surveys and her advantage in the Electoral College, Clinton’s problems have made the election more competitive.
Wrapping up, McGuigan applauded an essay by Jeffrey Tucker at the Foundation for Economic Education. Pointing to Facebook fights, twitter wars, Instagram arguments and Snapchat Squabbles, the libertarian commentator expressed dismay at the depth of social and familial division resulting from this year’s presidential campaign.
The CapitolBeatOK editor cited Tucker’s reflection, “To permit politics to fundamentally alter something so important as friendship is to give politicians more importance than they deserve.”