Trump's New Campaign Manager's Ideal GOP President Is Nothing Like Trump (Video)

Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway is the new campaign manager for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump (as of this week).


Putting aside the fact that Conway initally supported former contender Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump is far from her perfect candidate, based on the description she gave of her ideal Republican nominee in a speech she gave at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January 2015. (Donald Trump also spoke at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit, but didn't declare his candidacy for president until nearly six months later.)

"I'm not here to announce I'm running for president," Conway said. "I'm here to tell you that together we will and we can elect a Republican president in 2016."

She didn't name names. Instead, she named characteristics she believed would make the candidate the most electable. 

"Let's talk about what the next president of the United States should be," Conway said. "Let's build the president."

She said that the next president should be a real conservative who connects with the youth. That may be a good prescription for the GOP winning the White House. However, Trump is—as right-wing pundit Charles Krauthammer described in the National Review—the "least conservative candidate" out of the original field of 17.
Meanwhile, polls have shown that Trump's support among young voters is historically low. On August 4, a McClatchy-Marist poll showed Trump coming in fourth place among voters aged 18 to 29—behind third-party candidates Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.

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