Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
It occurs to me that I haven’t heard Larry Jacobs opine about Kellyanne Conway, the woman who ran Donald Trump’s stunningly successful Presidential campaign. Why not?
It’s not as if she had such a great candidate that the campaign was a walk in the park. Trump isn’t George Washington, someone the whole public would love to proclaim King. I’m absolutely confident that no other candidate could have beaten Hillary. The other Republicans all were hiring the same strategy consultants, making the same media buys, hitting up the same super PAC fundraisers. They even shop at the same tailors: I never saw so many identical outfits as when the twelve dwarfs were in those early debates. Somehow, she pulled her guy to the top of that heap.
And did it practically free. She convinced the media to give Trump a zillion dollars of free publicity, thinking they were killing his campaign by reporting on his outrageous promise to “Build the Wall” when in fact, he was using them to reach out to Joe Six-Pack who heard the slogan and thought “Damned straight and about time!” Talk about your all-time classic backfires . . . that’s a brilliant tactic nobody else could have gotten away with.
Kellyanne Conway ought to be on the cover of every political magazine, the talk of every political news program and the subject of every Poli Sci class on every campus. She ran an insurgent campaign on a shoestring and beat the best political consultants and candidate in the nation. And did it with a unruly novice as the candidate! And won walking away, an Electoral College landslide. Why isn’t she getting more praise?
She’s either the single luckiest woman in the world or the smartest, I’m not sure which and I don’t care. I’m just grateful to her for preventing The Lizard Queen from ascending to the Rose Garden Throne. In the first week alone, she saved me $1,000 that I was planning to spend on ammunition before Hillary banned it. Her guy hasn’t even taken office and already, my life is richer.