Newly elected Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw is emerging as a rising star on the right. He is a former Navy SEAL and has a great capacity for connecting with the public.
He is using his skills to reach out to young voters, too.
The Washington Examiner reports:
SEAL veteran Dan Crenshaw’s mission: Make the GOP ‘cool again’
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, wants to help make conservatism “cool” for younger voters who have been flocking to Democrats.
Fresh off his post-election appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Crenshaw thinks he can help translate Republican policies for young voters all around the country.
“Our biggest weakness is messaging, I think … Getting people excited, making conservatism cool again,” Crenshaw told the Washington Examiner in his Capitol Hill office. He said he sees himself as a “communicator above all else.”
“I love digging deep into policy, but then thinking a lot more strategically on how to message that to people my age, people who aren’t generally voting Republican. Somebody besides our base every once in a while,” Crenshaw said. “That’s what I think about all the time, and I think that’s where I’ll find my niche on any issues.”
Crenshaw showed an ability to communicate with younger people when he appeared on “SNL” to rebut Pete Davidson, who said a week earlier that Crenshaw looks like a “hitman from a porno movie” because of his eye patch. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who retired as a lieutenant commander, lost his eye in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2012.
This is a perfect effort for Crenshaw to oversee. Let’s hope he keeps it going.