Donald Trump may be a big vote-getter right now but the chairman of the Cache County Republican Party predicts that Trump will not be the presidential nominee. Boyd Pugmire says some candidates have already dropped out and party members are deciding who is the most electable among those still in the running.
“I think when it comes to the nomination, the people will realize that we need someone who will win in November,” exclaims Pugmire. “That should be our number one priority: who is the most electable.
“When you look at electability you need to be looking at moderates, you need to be looking at independents, you need to be looking at conservative Democrats because we need their votes too.”
From the start Jeb Bush has been the favorite presidential candidate for Pugmire. His second choice has been Marco Rubio.
He still hasn’t given up on Bush but Pugmire says at least it is looking good for Rubio right now. He does not go along with those who feel that Rubio was damaged by repeating his same message word for word in Saturday night’s debate.
<span data-mce-mark=”1″>”The reason he was doing that was because there was a point that he wanted to make and make it clear what he was talking about,” says Pugmire. “So I think that’s why he kept repeating it.</span>
<span data-mce-mark=”1″>”Sometimes you have to think ahead of time about the things you want to make points on. You can’t shoot from the hip all the time if there is a message you are trying to get out.”</span>
Pugmire says he feels that Rubio is favored by many state and county Republicans, although he does not know if any polls have been taken.
Pugmire says there will be plenty of Republican elected officials and candidates at Saturday’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is the keynote speaker for the event which will be held at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan.