A FAN OF KELLYANNE
“Kellyanne Conway would be a feminist hero if she were a Democrat. She’s a lawyer, pollster, and business owner. She’s a mom of four, and a self-made woman. Why do feminists ignore her? Oh, that’s right — she’s Republican,” writes Julie Kelly, a contributor to The Federalist who has much praise for President-elect Donald Trump’s unflappable campaign manager and her strategic directives that shaped Mr. Trump‘s win over Hillary Clinton.
“Modern-day feminists are still wringing out their ‘I’m With Her’ crying towels and snubbing Conway’s historic victory. Without any sense of irony, they ignore the achievements of a self-made woman, while lamenting the loss of a candidate who earned fame and power largely because of her husband,” Ms. Kelly continues. “If she were a Democrat, Conway would be the toast of women’s groups across the country, feted in the media, splashed across the pages of Vogue and Cosmo. She would be touted as a future candidate herself.”
The Conway strategy also eroded Clinton campaign claims that Mr. Trump was against women.
“You can’t accuse a man of misogyny — which literally means ‘hatred of women’ — if he puts a female in charge of the riskiest, most important endeavor of his life. Trump can’t be a sexist pig who hates women if he fires two men and replaces them with a woman, right? Acknowledging, even celebrating, Conway’s success would undermine that entire plot line,” Ms. Kelly observes.