By JOE BULMAN
There are a lot of people voting for Donald Trump in this election. He is definitely going to get more than 10% of the popular vote – which is concerning enough. And now the ABC poll is putting the definition of a demagogue one point ahead of his opponent for the first time since May.
Why? Because of these ridiculous emails.
I’ve met a lot of people who are voting for Trump – and I’m campaigning in one of the bluest states in the country. None of these people supporting him are denying that he’s a wildcard, or that he’s said some outrageous things. The reason they are supporting him is simply because they despise Hillary with such a passion, that they cannot bear to see her as president of the country.
This seems strange to me. Sure, there are things I don’t like about her. But it is only her, or a man who promotes violence and who has insulted every group in society other than the white all-American male, who is going to become president – and thus arguably the most powerful person in the world. So I am intrigued by how strong the hate for Hillary is, and I’ve been questioning it.
One of the most common responses to asking someone why they hate Hillary so much is that she’s a liar. Certainly the most common response to asking someone why she’s a liar is “emails”. And then responses to what these emails are all about are always a bit blurry. Which is fair enough. I don’t exactly know what they are about either. But I do know that this case was closed in July, and that it reopening now is incredibly harmful to Clinton’s campaign and potentially the future of America.
These emails seem a very silly reason to hand so much power to such a wildcard. Whatever is discovered about them, I am sure it won’t be as damaging as Donald Trump in the White House.