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« on: May 05, 2015, 10:19:06 AM »

In the 2016 Presidential thread CF has already been discussed a bit, but with her official candidacy and my having seen her this morning on FOX, I have decided to give her her own thread.

IMHO she will improve the Reps chances by being an effective pit bull against Hillary in a way that the men fear to.

She was asked about her qualifications for foreign affairs this morning and I was surprised at how effective her answer was.  She spoke well of the various national leaders with whom she has interacted (Putin, Netanyahu, many more) and when asked what she would do differently without hesitation she rattled off a list that looks surprisingly close to mine-- another famous lurker on our forum perhaps?  cheesy

1) Arm the Kurds directly;
2) Give King Abullah of Jordan the military supplies that he asks for;
3) Share military intel with Egypt; support Al-Sisi in his brave stance against "the cancerin Islam", support him when he attacks ISIS in Libya, etc.

CF may surprise in how well she performs and in how far she goes.   I would be VERY surprised though if she went all the way.

 
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 11:20:36 AM »

I agree with Crafty on all of those points about Carly. 

Just by running as well as she is, she neutralizes the gender question.  If you believe it is time for a woman President, here is the best one running. 

Judging her by her words and presentation in speeches and interviews so far, she is one of the best of the Republicans in my view.  Her level of preparedness on all issues is quite impressive.  She handles her resume questions well and she would have elected, political experience if her home state wasn't so insanely left.

She plans to run an unconventional campaign, not relying on big money or early polling numbers, which means staying power through some of the ups and downs.

Pundits say she is running for VP.  That may be an insult, but the criteria for VP selection is the same, who presents themselves as Presidential and is ready to step up in a moment's notice.  Being vetted now is great experience for that role if it turns out that way.  Sarah Palin, Dan Quayle and others did not have that experience.

The early debates will be hard for non-political types to watch with so many candidates running.  Worse yet would be if they all look alike.  Even the so-called Hispanics will look like middle aged white men on stage in suits, which is not one of our key, reach-out demographic groups.  Add Carly and Dr. Carson to that and the candidates hopefully can be judged by their answers, positions and vision rather than all lumped visually in a group.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 12:37:37 PM »

Good analysis.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 09:27:02 PM »

"She rose from secretary of a real-estate firm to the top of Hewlett-Packard, no small accomplishment."  - from Presidential 2016

She also headed up Lucent Technologies before that, once the number one research and development company in the world.  Was picked as no. 1 on Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women - FIRST ANNUAL LOOK AT THE WOMEN WHO MOST INFLUENCE CORPORATE AMERICA, Oct. 1998
http://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1998/10/12/249277/index.htm

As mentioned earlier, there are also serious criticisms of her business leadership.  But of all these candidates, she is the only one who has real private sector experience.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 10:37:02 PM »

And that experience includes a goodly amount of interface with business between the US and China.

PS:  I had forgotten about Lucent.
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Megan Kelly interviews Carly.
https://www.facebook.com/TheKellyFile/videos/vb.1413426908872170/1654461738102018/?type=2&theater
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 01:35:15 PM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418841/carly-fiorina-great-communicator-joel-gehrke

Some very interesting back story in this one:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417938/ceo-and-cia-jim-geraghty
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 11:06:17 PM »

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/06/carly-fiorina-hillary-slayer.php
New Carly Fiorina ad dismantles Hillary Clinton's accomplishments

WATCH IT!

Nothing new, but very well packaged.  This is how you do this.  It doesn't take any money to pass around a video link. Help her out; pass it around.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc3qtfUkOKs
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 11:39:39 PM »

You steal my thunder, I came here to post this!

PS: She was quite impressive today on Brett Baier's Special Report.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2015, 09:09:39 PM »

Note:  one month old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5e7rsS__Bg&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 10:32:37 PM »

She fights. Unlike 97% of repubs.
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2015, 12:29:38 AM »

I can picture her being a really good VP candidate who would give Hillary hissy fits.
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2015, 08:11:23 AM »

http://therightscoop.com/must-watch-carly-fiorina-destroys-hillary-clinton-in-interview-with-chris-matthews/
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2015, 08:23:29 AM »

She will be part of the top ten and perhaps the top tier of the top candidates.

See the new NBC poll, moving up from 2% to a tie for 4th place.
http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/new-nbc-news-survey-monkey-poll-donald-trump-still-lead-n406766
See the video in Crafty's previous post.  And see this on economic policy:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/08/09/caly_fiorina_income_inequality_i_worse_under_progressive_policies.html
video at link

CHRIS WALLACE: What would President Fiorina do to jump-start this economy and be specific?

CARLY FIORINA: First, we have to remember what the engine of economic growth is in this nation. You know what it is? Small businesses. Family-owned businesses. Community-based businesses. I started out as a nine-person real estate firm typing and filing. That's how most people start. Two-thirds of misses are supported by small businesses. We're crushing them. That's why we have to roll back this regulatory burden. Take a 70,000 page tax code and make it three pages. Because guess what. When have a big costly complicated government. Only the big, the powerful, wealthy and well connected can deal with it. It's called crony capitalism. It is why we just reduce the size of government. So, we have to get small businesses up and growing again. To do so, we just reduce the power, the scope, the complexity of government.

CHRIS WALLACE: What would you do about taxes? Are you going to cut corporate taxes? Are you going to cut taxes on the higher income people? And if you do, or if you're going to campaign on that, you know that Hillary Clinton will say trickle down economics?

CARLY FIORINA: Yeah, we have about a 75,000 page tax code today. And that complexity favors the wealthy and the big and the well had connected because they have hire the accountants and lawyers to figure out how to make that complexity work for them. We got to get it down three. The lower over rate, close every loophole. Maybe there's one or two loopholes that really help the middle class, but most of these deductions and loopholes and complexities actually benefit the wealthy, the powerful, the well connected. But yes, our tax code isn't competitive anymore. It's ridiculous that we have the highest tax rate in the world when we're trying to attract jobs here. So lower every rate, close every loophole.

CHRIS WALLACE: So when Hillary Clinton says, "Yeah, and the rich are going to make out like bandits."

CARLY FIORINA: What I would point out to Hillary Clinton is that every single one of the policies that she is currently pursuing makes income inequality worse. Exhibit A: income inequality under the Obama administration. Exhibit B: every liberal state in this nation. I spent twelve years in the state of California, a state that's been ruled by liberals for a long time. And guess what you have: about a hundred and thirty billionaires--good for them--the highest poverty rates in the nation, the exodus of the middle class, the destruction of industry after industry after industry. Income inequality is worse under progressive policies, because progressive policies favor the wealthy, the well-connected, and the powerful.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2015, 11:49:51 AM »

 cool
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2015, 01:21:27 PM »



http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/korol/150624
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2015, 09:14:32 PM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/422395/carly-fiorina-climate-change-left?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NR5PM&utm_campaign=Wednesday%20Email%208%2F12
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2015, 08:35:03 PM »

http://www.ijreview.com/2015/08/389920-carly-fiorina-drops-hammer-cnn-obamacare-cronyism-one-breath/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Partners&utm_term=PRM3
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2015, 10:47:21 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3inuf3gN6k
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2015, 12:44:09 PM »

Liberal columnist Ruth Marcus thought she had something reporting that Carly told her in 2008 that she would be supporting Hillary if she wasn't already supporting McCain.  Not much of a bombshell since Rush L also tried to help Hillary's faltering campaign (operation chaos) and since the crowd she was trying to appease is from the nation's bluest state and Hillary was seen then as far more moderate than Obama.

I have wondered what other Fiorina statements and especially policy positions might come back from her more moderate Calif campaign to haunt her today as she comes across today as 100% conservative.  If this is all they've got, she is in good shape.
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2015, 05:33:44 PM »

Haven't had a chance to give a look, but this purports to be the definitive place to find CF's positions on pretty much everything:

https://www.carlyforpresident.com/answers/
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