standing Letters

The letters extolling President Trump by James Mageau are interesting.

James Mageau has extensive Democratic credentials, although he is currently unaffiliated.

His past includes chairing the Charlestown Democratic Town Committee. I recall he is a former town council president in his town. His life is a testament to active interest in politics. Unlike many who talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk, he has been in the political arena. Like myself he knows victory and defeat. Mr. Mageau has not been in the political grandstand, but in the political field and stage.

Rhode Island is one of the toughest states for a Republican presidential nominee to win. The last time it happened was 1984, the year President Ronald Reagan took all states except Minnesota. The losing Democratic nominee besides his home state of Minnesota took also the District of Columbia. Those interested in running for Trump delegate candidate in 2020 should be thinking about it now. It needs to be remembered that attendees need to pay their own lodging, transportation, and other expenses if they want to attend the 2020 Republican National Convention.

I maintain an active interest, as readers will know, in the Republicans. If you are interested in running for local office in Hopkinton in 2020 as a Republican feel free to contact me at (401) 360-4603 or I maintain an interest in the Republican party outside Hopkinton on the state level, being on the Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee by virtue of chairing the Hopkinton Republicans.

Readers should make note that coming up is a Trump Tailgate Party in Exeter at Jerry Zarella’s farm, on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be obtained at Rhode Island for Trump Pence 2020 has a Facebook presence. To reach Rhode Island Trump contacts use email at and messenger

If I was the president, I would not have President Trump’s style. The Democrats to a great extent made his presidency possible by nominating Hillary Clinton. It should be an interesting election. It needs to be remembered President Trump beat in 2020 scores of well-known Republican leaders for the GOP nomination. He then beat a Democratic opponent who was a former first lady, U.S. Secretary of State, and U.S. Senator.

Scott Bill Hirst


The writer is the vice president of the Hopkinton Town Council.

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