Kellyanne Conway: Cruz, New Hampshire and The Fallacy Of Electability

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a caucus night rally, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (
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Des Moines, IA

Pollster and President of the Ted Cruz-aligned Super PAC “Keep the Promise,” Kellyanne Conway spoke with Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon today about Cruz’s win last night in Iowa and what people can expect next.

While discussing what appears to be an obvious tilt toward Sen. Marco Rubio across center-right Republican media, said Conway:

It’s a lot of folks at this point. It’s some of the columnists. It’s a lot of the bloggers. It’s folks in the center-right media. I think part of it is, the contracted media, folks who get paid to go on TV are a lot of folks who worked for George W. Bush. A lot of folks who then went on to support Mitt Romney because “He can win! He can win!” … he won one out of the nine swing states.

That’s very important because past is prologue here. You go ahead and you nominate somebody who is in the mushy middle. Who drops off his bags on day one, goes to he Senate hall and asks Chuck Schumer and John McCain how can I help you … you’ll get  the same result.

As for New Hampshire, Conway said Keep the Promise 1, the most active pro-Cruz Super PAC has already spent over $1 million to support Cruz and she believes the campaign will go on to capitalize on the Iowa win there, without simply waiting until the primary moves to more Conservative-leaning states in the South.

“We’ve always been looking past Iowa,” said Conway, “built for the long haul, long ball. And I will tell you the one big thing to me coming out of Iowa is that the quote ‘Iowa way’ still works – respecting the process. For all the new fangled technology, for all he folks getting their information on Twitter and what not, … the old fashioned process of shoe leather and showing up was effective there for Ted Cruz.”

“We’re going right to New Hampshire and we will compete there,” said Conway.

The entire interview can be heard below: