A divided Republican party: Donald or Ivanka for president?

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CLEVELAND/NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) - At times, the speech was drowned out by the cheering crowds in the arena of the Republican National Convention. Social media crowned a new political star. Some Republicans said they were seeing the U.S. president they longed for.

It was Ivanka Trump's night.

GOP convention night 4: Ivanka Trump opens for father

The eldest daughter of New York businessman-turned-presidential nominee Donald Trump almost stole the show on Thursday night with a speech about her father that roused a packed Cleveland convention hall, broadcast to millions.

SEE ALSO: Ivanka Trump makes a pitch to women voters in introducing her father

On Google, there were more searches for Ivanka Trump than for her father.

The 34-year old businesswoman and former model talked about her father's yearning to improve America, childcare, equal pay for women and other issues close to her heart, with a poise some found befitting of the White House.

"Okay, why isn't @IvankaTrump running for President?" television actor Anson Mount said in a Twitter post.

See Ivanka make her impressive speech:

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Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaks during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump is greeted by his daughter Ivanka before formally accepting the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaks during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka as he arrives to speak during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, speaks during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks on stage after his daughter, Ivanka Trump, introduced him during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (Center-L) stand with his son Barron Trump, and wife Melania Trump (2nd-L) as Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence (Center-R) stands with his wife Karen Pence (2nd-R) and daughter Charlotte Pence (R), and Ivanka Trump looks on, at the end of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, takes the stage during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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"One of the best speeches - if not the best speech - tonight," said Chris Herrod, a 50-year-old delegate from Utah who had worked for Trump's vanquished rival Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas.

One of Trump's five children, Ivanka was chosen to introduce her father, who then officially accepted the Republican Party's presidential nomination. Since Trump announced his intention to run for the White House last year, she has been steadily drawn into her father's presidential campaign along with her 35-year-old husband Jared Kushner.

Watch Ivanka's entire speech below:
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The couple both take part in the Trump campaign's "family meeting" each Monday morning, helping make decisions about spending and strategy, according to a source familiar with the meetings.

Among the children, Ivanka is the one who is often the bridge to women voters and seems to have the mission of selling her father's softer side. When she is not involved in the campaign, she helps to run the family's sprawling business empire from its New York City headquarters.

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This week in Cleveland she has been everywhere, lobbying for her father with delegates and donors, appearing in television interviews and leaving a trail of picture-taking fans in her wake. One man, a Republican delegate in Cleveland, carried a placard all week around the convention that read: "Ivanka, 2024. First Female President."

Her star turn in Cleveland was one of the top trending topics on Twitter late on Thursday, with about 121 tweets mentioning her name posted every minute. Overall sentiment on her was more positive than negative by a ratio of 3 to 1, according to analytics firm Zoomph.

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Ivanka missed her one chance to date to vote for her father: she had not changed her party registration from Democrat to Republican in time to cast a ballot in the April 19 New York primary election.

She more than compensated on Thursday night, some convention delegates said.

"She gave us enormous insight into him and the kind of man he is," said retiree Fernando C. deBaca, a 78-year-old New Mexico delegate. "She's (an) enormously capable young lady, as is her brother. We're going to see the beginning of a dynasty here."

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You could not ask for a better keynote to a @GOPconvention than @IvankaTrump cc @realDonaldTrump #RNCinCLE
Ivanka Trump doesn't vote by party labels. She votes her conscience. And that's... good? I think? #RNCinCLE
Ivanka. Outstanding. I do believe this is the birth of the next Presidential dynasty. The next woman for the White House won't be Clinton
Why can't Ivanka run???
in the 18 months i spent around donald trump i never once saw ivanka trump in his office and i never heard him once mention her name.
Ivanka 2024! #RNCinCLE
Dear @IvankaTrump, Can you show us the equal pay for women part of the @GOP platform? We have time… Sincerely, The Voters
This speech is great. What Ivanka is saying is great. But her dad's running. And her dad doesn't believe in any of this.
Ivanka Trump did not mention Hillary Clinton once during her RNC speech.
Ah anyone watching has to admit @IvankaTrump is killing it. #RNC
Equal pay and childcare. Ivanka Trump's intro of her dad at the RNC is ripped right from the Dems playbook. Can this close the gender gap?
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