Because of Hillary Clinton’s political views, Donald Trump will still get millions of votes, CapitolBeatOK editor Patrick B. McGuigan said this weekend. McGuigan, a sharp critic of Trump during the 2016 campaign season, quoted media analyst Brent Bozell, who wrote recently that Clinton wants “the village to destroy the village.”
Trump now seems likely to lose the election, McGuigan said, but his residual strength comes from people “who love our country, but hate many of Clinton’s policy views.” Her husband’s past behavior and the attitude (revealed in recent email leaks) of Clinton’s aides toward the values many Americans hold are the reasons the contest is less than a complete landslide, McGuigan told News9 reporter Alex Cameron on Capitol Report.
In other news, McGuigan expressed surprise and disappointment that Adam Pugh, the Republican state Senate nominee in Edmond’s District 41, in mid-September said, “I don’t support the current efforts for ESAs or vouchers.” American for Children and the Oklahoma State Chamber, supporters of parental choice in education, each listed Pugh as pro-education-choice after he answered questions during the Republican primary process.
“The problem with Pugh is that on one of the rare unifying issues in contemporary politics, he is on the wrong side of history,” McGuigan concluded.