The media would like to paint presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway as a termagant. She is anything but.
“I view myself as the product of my choices not as the victim of my circumstances,” she said in a conversation onstage with writer Mercedes Schlapp at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). For the record, she chose to get a law degree, study at Oxford and start her own successful small business before marrying and having four children.
Moreover, on November 8, 2016, she proved that she is smarter than all of the political consultants who worked on the last five Republican presidential campaigns put together, including, especially, Karl Rove. Thus, young people, particularly those of a more conservative bent, might find her advice more helpful than, say, that of two-time presidential loser Hillary Clinton, who accomplished precious little before she married her famous husband.
“Don’t live online,” she advised college students at CPAC, “Live in real time.”
“It’s a mode of conversation,” she pointed out. “It’s not conversation.”
As well, she advised the youngsters to:
- “Know who you are.”
- “Be willing to hear the word no more than you say it.”
- “Don’t be too busy for each other.”
Interestingly, Ms. Conway says the ultimate compliment from Trump is, “You’ve got a lot of energy.” As far as we know, he only accused one of his primary opponents of the opposite—former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
You can watch the video of her speech below:
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