PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Conservative author and columnist Kristin Tate talked with Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the impact she thinks millennials will have on this year’s presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Tate thinks Trump has a legitimate shot to over-perform with younger voters who don’t traditionally choose the Republican.
“Politics is a lot about branding, especially when it comes to young people. Young people want to embrace a brand that’s compassionate and cool and hip and, of course, the media has beat up on Trump and the other Republicans, relentlessly called them bigots, called them cold-hearted. That’s going to be a big challenge for Trump moving into this election. I think he’ll come out swinging and I think people are going to be surprised with how successful he will be with the youth demographic. I’m not saying he’ll capture the youth vote or anything but I think he’ll exceed expectations.”
Personally, she thinks Trump is a much better option than Hillary Clinton.
“This is not a race about which candidate will be totally liberty friendly. This is honestly, in my view, a race about which candidate will erode freedom the least. I think Hillary would be a nightmare on one hundred percent of the issues. Trump might be a nightmare on fifty percent of the issues. But you know what? I’ll take that over a nightmare on one hundred percent of the issues any day.”
Tate called on Republicans to unite in order to stop the former Secretary of State from winning the White House.
“While we’re all sitting here infighting, the Democrats are organizing and they will win because of this nonsense. 2016 should be an easy win for Republicans. Hillary is a weak candidate. I don’t think she’ll mobilize women and minorities and young people the way Obama did and this is really the Republicans election to lose. And if you have all these people sitting around bickering over ‘never Trump,’ guess what? Hillary’s going to be the next President of the United States. We need to stop this nonsense. We need to come together.”