Saturday, August 15, 2015

What non-Californians don't know about Carly Fiorina -- but should

I felt disconnected from the decisions made in Washington and, to be honest, really didn't think my vote mattered. - Carly Fiorina, explaining in 2009 why she failed to vote in major elections
Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times

The most surprising takeaway from last week's Republican presidential debate -- next to the difficulty of puncturing Donald Trump's helium-powered candidacy -- was the mass anointing of Carly Fiorina as the Candidate to Watch.

Praise for the former Hewlett-Packard CEO's performance at the introductory undercard debate spanned the full range of news outlets. The conservative National Review remarked on her "poise and her well-crafted answers," and CNN paid homage to her "sharp knowledge of the issues."

Fiorina told the latter that she went into the debate aware that "only 40% of Republicans even know who I am."

She must be talking about people outside the state of California. Here in the Golden State, we know Carly Fiorina very well. We know her as the under-performing CEO of one of Silicon Valley's marquee corporations, and even better for her losing campaign against Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010.

So as a public service, let's share with the rest of the country what we've learned about Carly Fiorina. We'll start with her dismal political record.

(More here.)


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