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The repubs probably have their second candidate

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  • Center Left
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    Today I read a news story and it had a video clip from Faux news. It was an interview with
    Carly Fiorina, ex CEO of Hewlett Packard. She says there's an over 90% chance that she'll run.
    She's very republican (Not worthy of a capital R)
    and she's an avid hater of Hillary Clinton. She did say something positive about Elizabeth Warren.
    (I lost the original link and went back onto the web and selected the below link)
    The guy interviewing her asked if she was really looking to run as VP (Because these assholes are
    always gender biased) and she said why don't you ask that to all of the other candidates. Well said Carly.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/29/carly-fiorina-presidential-campaign_n_6964340.html
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote: Today I read a news story and it had a video clip from Faux news. It was an interview with
    Carly Fiorina, ex CEO of Hewlett Packard. She says there's an over 90% chance that she'll run.
    She's very republican (Not worthy of a capital R)
    and she's an avid hater of Hillary Clinton. She did say something positive about Elizabeth Warren.
    (I lost the original link and went back onto the web and selected the below link)
    The guy interviewing her asked if she was really looking to run as VP (Because these assholes are
    always gender biased) and she said why don't you ask that to all of the other candidates. Well said Carly.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/29/carly-fiorina-presidential-campaign_n_6964340.html
    She made a mess of it at HP; so her skills are suited for the GOP; the "loosers" party for sure looking at all the other candidates.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I don't understand the ego of some of these candidates. Surely Carly Fiornina must recognize that she has a lot of baggage and is unelectable. Just a quick browsing through Wikipedia, there are several reputable sources listed that rank her as one of the worst tech CEOs of all time. Maybe because she has the CEO label she thinks it will bring in the Republican establishment vote. When Hewlett Packard fired her and gave her a golden parachute of $20 million, the CNN Money headline at the time said:

    Fiorina out, HP stock soars,

    Indeed HP stock jumped 6.9 percent on the news. And she wants to be President. Wow. Maybe it's just for the publicity. Those Republican debates give each candidate a platform to pontificate on some issue of the day...usually attacking Obama, but now more also Hillary.
  • Independent
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    Being a CEO is irrelevant to being president.plus a CEO that is a screw-up is even less relevant.
  • Independent
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    lonely bird Wrote: Being a CEO is irrelevant to being president.plus a CEO that is a screw-up is even less relevant.
    Lonely; right on!!! Brains are optional for most Republican candidates.
  • Center Left
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    She says it was like a tech recession. All tech companies did poorly. That may be BS but it's what she said. I think that I read that she
    ran for office in California and lost in 2010 or 2012. Not sure of the details.
    If I were given the choice of Cruz or Fiorina, I would pick Fiorina 100 out of 100 times.
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote: She says it was like a tech recession. All tech companies did poorly. That may be BS but it's what she said. I think that I read that she
    ran for office in California and lost in 2010 or 2012. Not sure of the details.
    If I were given the choice of Cruz or Fiorina, I would pick Fiorina 100 out of 100 times.
    Tony; have you gone of the "deep" end? You are hopefully voting Democrat; don't even look at her let alone "pick" her. ( I know what you mean; just kidding)
  • Very Conservative Republican
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    TJ Wrote: Today I read a news story and it had a video clip from Faux news. It was an interview with
    Carly Fiorina, ex CEO of Hewlett Packard. She says there's an over 90% chance that she'll run.
    She's very republican (Not worthy of a capital R)
    and she's an avid hater of Hillary Clinton. She did say something positive about Elizabeth Warren.
    (I lost the original link and went back onto the web and selected the below link)
    The guy interviewing her asked if she was really looking to run as VP (Because these assholes are
    always gender biased) and she said why don't you ask that to all of the other candidates. Well said Carly.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/29/carly-fiorina-presidential-campaign_n_6964340.html
    She's an awful candidate. Would not vote for. Not just because she has no political experience, but because she doesn't seem that bright. If pressured with her or another 4 years of an Obama-type, I might hold my nose, but I really doubt it.

    Curious, why is she the 'second'? Walker and Bush seem to be the top two, with Walker as the conservative lean and Bush as the centrist/establishment. Cruz already has the fringe, not sure what Carly brings to the lineup.
  • Center Left
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    While Fiorina hasn't officially declared, Bush and Walker haven't "Officially declared also".
    Of course Dutch, I'll vote for the good guys or girls. However Cruz read Dr. Seuss to waste time. No disrespect to Dr. Seuss.
    I think that Cruz is an idiot.
    I don't have much to say about Fiorina but I pick Cruz as the worse of two evils.
    Eventually there will be 12 - 15 persons running and the mud slinging will dirty them all.
  • Liberal
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    It's going to be a long wheelbase clown car for sure!
  • Very Conservative Republican
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    [url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/76324.aspx">TJ[/url] Wrote: While Fiorina hasn't officially declared, Bush and Walker haven't "Officially declared also".
    Of course Dutch, I'll vote for the good guys or girls. However Cruz read Dr. Seuss to waste time. No disrespect to Dr. Seuss.
    I think that Cruz is an idiot.
    I don't have much to say about Fiorina but I pick Cruz as the worse of two evils.
    Eventually there will be 12 - 15 persons running and the mud slinging will dirty them all.



    I'd agree, Cruz is a male Palin, and is going to pull more of the social conservative wing to him, possibly torpedoing Walker in the process. Cruz won't win, and he shouldn't. He has no record to run on other than a few political showboating stands in the senate. I'm wary of senators as presidential candidates period. The post is an executive one, and requires hard decisions that senators get to make a habit of dodging when they feel like it. I don't know any former senator off the top of my head that ever made a president that I liked. I include republicans in that as well.

    Cruz needs to stay where his talent is, namely being a firebrand to rally the social conservatives. He is never going to be presidential material. The only thing he will do is ensure a Bush victory, which I don't want either. I'm definitely a Walker fan.
  • Liberal
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    You want the Koch brothers to be president then? What could they possible do for you or the country that would make life better for anyone but themselves?

    Time you start doing your homework on all these slime balls if you expect any of us to take you seriously! Don't worry, we will be more than happy to educate you here ;)
  • Very Conservative Republican
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    pr Wrote: You want the Koch brothers to be president then? What could they possible do for you or the country that would make life better for anyone but themselves?

    Time you start doing your homework on all these slime balls if you expect any of us to take you seriously! Don't worry, we will be more than happy to educate you here ;)
    I'll see your Koch brothers puppet strings, and raise you a George Soros puppet show. :-)

    Big money is on both sides, sad to say. What candidate on either side isn't backed by large donors or a special interest? Just because it's YOUR interest, doesn't mean it isn't a niche.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Mephistopheles Wrote:
    pr Wrote: You want the Koch brothers to be president then? What could they possible do for you or the country that would make life better for anyone but themselves?

    Time you start doing your homework on all these slime balls if you expect any of us to take you seriously! Don't worry, we will be more than happy to educate you here ;)
    I'll see your Koch brothers puppet strings, and raise you a George Soros puppet show. :-)

    Big money is on both sides, sad to say. What candidate on either side isn't backed by large donors or a special interest? Just because it's YOUR interest, doesn't mean it isn't a niche.

    Ah yes...George Soros. I cannot have a conversation with my Republican friends without having them bring up George Soros and what an evil man he is. The problem is that they don't seem to have any idea of what George Soros does other than some talking points from Fox News. George Soros uses his Open Society Foundations to: to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people; to promote respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media; protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities and more. You can read more about how he spreads his money around at this website:

    Open Society Foundations of George Soros

    Now contrast that to how the Koch brothers are spending their money. I won't even go into that...it's been well publicized in the liberal media.