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Carly Fiorina reacts: Hillary “not the woman for The White House.”

Carly Fiorina reacts: Hillary “not the woman for The White House.”

Releases video immediately after Hillary Announcement

Carly Fiorina, who is expected to run for president as a Republican in 2016, has taken on the role of taking it to Hillary, particularly on issues related to women.

Fiorina is positioned to undermine Hillary’s supposed record of accomplishment in a way that male candidates can’t because Hillary’s operatives are quick to cry sexism.

In a swift and frank reaction to Hillary Clinton’s presidential announcement, Fiorina pulled no punches, repeating a there we’ve heard many women say: We want a woman in The White House, but Hillary is not that woman.

“Hillary Clinton’s a highly intelligent woman, hardworking, she’s dedicated her life to public service but unfortunately she does not have a track record of accomplishment or transparency.”

Watch her entire statement on Facebook.

What's my reaction to Hillary Clinton's announcement?

Posted by Carly Fiorina on Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fiorina’s career path has been opposite to Hillary’s in many ways. James Freeman of the Wall Street Journal:

The Anti-Hillary

“I come from the world where results count,” said Carly Fiorina at a Monday dinner in Manhattan. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate was contrasting her experience to that of Hillary Clinton. It is a theme that Ms. Fiorina has been developing lately with a series of public zingers directed at the former Secretary of State. “Like Hillary Clinton, I too have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe,” said Ms. Fiorina last month. “But unlike Hillary Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.”

On Monday Ms. Fiorina highlighted the difficulty Mrs. Clinton would have running a race without the ability to “play the gender card” or rail about a “war on women.” In that case, argued the former CEO, the campaign would be fought on the less forgiving terrain of substantive debate.

Fiorina recently appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show and addressed this issue of Hillary’s emails.

Al Weaver of the Daily Caller:

Carly Fiorina On Hillary: ‘Of Course Her Emails Were Compromised’ [AUDIO]

HEWITT: You are a technology executive, first woman ever to be a Fortune 20 CEO, and it was at Hewlett-Packard, a technology company. The former secretary of state installed a home brew server. What was your reaction upon learning of that as a technology executive aware of the security challenges of maintaining privacy and security?

FIORINA: Well, I had two reactions. One was that clearly, she had a plan to shield her communications from prying eyes. There’s no other reason that you would put a server in your basement for the kind of classified, sensitive information that she would be sharing and transmitting as secretary of state. My second reaction was that she clearly doesn’t understand technology very well, because when she starts talking about it’s safe, it’s safe, we have two Secret Service agents guarding it, you know, as I think I’ve said to you before, no one’s worried about it getting stolen. They’re worried about it getting hacked. And when we have Sony, J.P. Morgan/Chase, Home Depot, Target, all of these companies being systemically hacked, they certainly can get into Mrs. Clinton’s private email server.

Listen to the segment below:

Featured image is a screen capture from Carly Fiorina’s Facebook video.


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Jeepers. She doesn’t sound or act like the one we used to see.

She may have a shot here.

Very interesting.

Wonder what her epiphany was. She get divorced? get married? get laid? got out of business? what?

    Estragon in reply to jakee308. | April 12, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Fiorina is smart enough to know she’s got no more chance at the Republican nomination than Jim Webb does of the Democratic nod.

    She’s running for Vice President, where she might be considered a vaccine against all the “war on wymyns” nonsense. She’s auditioning as Attack Dog – the role the VP nominee often must take on.

“Hillary Clinton’s a highly intelligent woman, hardworking, she’s dedicated her life to public service…

I don’t think any of that is true. She’s not highly intelligent, she works hard at hiding her true self from the world, and she’s dedicated her life to herself, to gaining as much power and profit to herself as possible and by any means necessary and at any cost to others.

See, now here’s what she SHOULD have said after that first quated paragraph:

“Hillary Clinton is a conniving, calculating and over-confident career politician who thinks that she is entitled to be the inevitable candidate. Her polarizing and insincere attitude is out of touch in her service to the people of the United States and represents the past, rather than looking forward.”

It would have been FANTASTIC to watch Hillary’s “Super Volunteers” then panic and fall all over themselves trying to call Fiorina “Sexist.”

    nomadic100 in reply to Chuck Skinner. | April 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I suspect Fiorina is taking a longer view here. It may not be prudent to attack Clinton with all guns blazing when she first announces. The more women who are alienated from Fiorina at the outset, the fewer will be reading her more trenchant comments which will appear down the road. I think she has struck exactly the right note – and that may be a sign of her political astuteness.

legacyrepublican | April 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm

She has a more impressive point she can make if she really wants to fry Ms. Clinton where it hurts.

Fiorina: Hillary is bad for working women! Just look at what she pays the women working for her.

Henry Hawkins | April 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

I’m not convinced Hillary Clinton IS a woman.

Midwest Rhino | April 12, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Hillary may not feel “entitled” at all. If she did she would not work so hard at destroying her political enemies, and making sure to reward those that give her big money, even if it comes from China, the Saudis, or Algeria. She knows damn well she won’t be obeying that silly oath about obeying our laws … her lies under oath and her avoidance of FOIA with secret servers shows that. This is more of a continuing internal coup than an election or ordination.

“The Hillary Inc.” has made the connections, perfected the art of the quid pro quo, and destroyed those that cross her, like a mafia don. The “fragile flowers” that Bill abused were dealt with harshly. Evidence gets lost, investgations get dropped or die of old age, witnesses disappear or return to China.

This doesn’t strike me as a woman feeling entitled, but more like a raw politics, no holds barred cage fighter, with a mercenary deep cover army metastasized inside “our” federal bureaucracy. She’s gotten away with so much, we should wonder what dark powers she has as drinking buddies.

It’s so hard to know where to begin.

“I come from the world where results count,” said Carly Fiorina … That’s why she got ousted from HP – because of the destructive nature of her results.

“Hillary Clinton’s a highly intelligent woman, hardworking, she’s dedicated her life to public service …”

So you’re going to show us how much better you are than Hillary by lying to us? Interesting strategy.

“she [Hillary] clearly doesn’t understand technology very well, because when she starts talking about it’s safe, it’s safe, we have two Secret Service agents guarding it, you know, as I think I’ve said to you before, no one’s worried about it getting stolen. They’re worried about it getting hacked. …”

I was going to give this one a “Bullseye” award but on second thought, Fiorina still misunderstands Hillary. Even Hillary is not stupid enough to overlook the hacking angle. She didn’t say that bit about the Secret Service agents because she believed it. She said it because it sounded semi-plausible and was more likely to work than the truth.

I suppose Carly would be a better president than Hillary but so would either of my dogs. Carly is not seeming very impressive here.

    nomadic100 in reply to irv. | April 12, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    irv, please see my comment above. There are going to be many women who support Hillary simply because she is a “woman.” Were Fiorina to castigate Clinton immediately upon Clinton’s announcing, many of those women might never read or listen to any of Fiorina’s future comments about Clinton. To me, it is astute of Fiorina to try to create some kinship with Clinton “as women” so as to be able to differentiate herself from Clinton in the future and still have a female audience, aside from conservative women. The further she goes down this road, of course, the more she risks alienating herself from conservatives.

    In my view, Fiorina is positioning herself for nomination as Vice President and, at this point, she is doing well.

MouseTheLuckyDog | April 12, 2015 at 11:09 pm

I agree that Hillary is “not the woman for the White House”, but Cary Fiorina is not the woman for the White House either.

I hear some people here talk highly of her, but which Carly supporters had heard of her in 2000 when she was running HP into the ground? Cause I did. I watched in pages of tech journals and sites like slashdot and theregister. Mistake after mistake. Dragging HP down to the level it is at now.

She comes from Lucent, which had the same culture that spawned Scott Adams, and she fits in almost perfectly with the concept of PHB although technically I don’t see that term as fitting women. She is whatever the female equivalent is.

    tom swift in reply to MouseTheLuckyDog. | April 13, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Yes, so far as business acumen and executive skills are concerned, Fiorina’s record is one of nonstop disaster. For her to claim that what she did at (or to) HP qualifies her for the job of chief executive would be as silly as Hillary claiming the same for her performance during the Benghazi attack. (Although to be fair, nobody at HP actually died.)

    Midwest Rhino in reply to MouseTheLuckyDog. | April 13, 2015 at 8:37 am

    “Carly Fiorina made history as the first woman to become CEO of a Fortune 100 company”. That doesn’t happen to a woman that has a record of “nonstop disaster”. She didn’t execute all her plans, but Hurd came along and seemed to make work the basic stuff she had started.

    She failed at the “full immersion” into the corporate animal kingdom, but her experience makes Fiorina very effective at taking it to Hillary. Carly can talk rings around most on the trends toward corporatism.

    Part of the marketing not just of product, but of your stock, has parallels to our political plight. A company has to make numbers look good, and a merger may be dangerous but necessary to maintain dominance. For instance Amazon is all about market share, as they have been losing money for 20 years, but they keep growing, as they knock out more “responsible” competition. Their market cap is 120 times that of lowly Barnes and Noble.

    Of course GE is very successful, and their CEO got on board with Obama. We used to laugh that GE always managed their huge conglomerate so precisely that they’d always “beat by a penny”. It’s all about managing expectations, and getting the tax carve outs.

    Anyway … what’s the point in bashing Fiorina … she is serving her country well every time she takes it to Hillary. It is hard for any man to do that with such a cutting edge, and what other women have the GOP “allowed” into the forum?