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A Lady Warrior Has Come Forth!

Follow Up to my previous post:

Are There No Lady Warriors Who Are Worthy?

Per an article published via TheAtlantic.com: The 2016 Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet , as of May 4 th , it's official: Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard is running for POTUS.

Really? Who is she? What has she done? What can she do? What will she do? Can she even win the nomination? ~ Eh! Probably not. (What???) ~ The "Cheat Sheet" wasn't very revealing.

https://twitter.com/corinnebraeDon't know who knows about cute little Corinne Bailey Rae . She's a British singer/songwriter/musician and America fell in love with her when she made her debut on our stages. Watched one of her interviews one time and the guy asked her to compare performing for audiences versus a audience. She said American audiences were very easy to please. You sing one song and they scream and cheer like there's no tomorrow. Whereas the British audience is not so willing to shower you with praises. They paid to see a good show. They look at you as if to say: "Come on! Impress me!"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carly_Fiorina

That's kind of how I'm feeling right now about Ms. Fiorina.

Come on lady! Impress US! Show US what you got!

Seems like our 2016 Elections have no excitement or enthusiasm!!

(Yawn.)

Image credits: Carly Fiorina photo found on Wikipedia ; Corinne Bailey Rae Twitter profile pic .


Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/republicans-elephant-political-party-303843/ by Nemo

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JohnRoberts wrote on May 13, 2015, 1:33 PM

I was surprised by Carly Fiorina becoming a candidate but all comers are welcome. I don't think she has a realistic hope of actually winning the nomination but she does have a chance of speaking her mind on a big stage and has already carved up Katie Couric who was gunning to tear her down. The big knock on Fiorina's chances is that she lost badly to incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer in California. She's a very smart lady.

morilla wrote on May 13, 2015, 2:19 PM

Fiorina was brought in as the attack dog to go after Hillary. That potentially puts her in a position to be the Vice Presidential nominee; but, more likely an appointment in a Republican Administration. The bottom line is, as with many of the other candidates, she's not 'ready' to be President. She seems 'smart' enough; but, she lacks a true national 'presence,' an history in the Party, or any background in Government. While 'business' credentials are good, Government and Business are two different spheres.

With that said, it's interesting to watch the attacks on her from the Left. "Hillary is so much more deeply grounded in foreign policy." "Hillary was in the White House (as First Lady)." "Hillary was a Senator from New York." "Hillary is... Uh... Well... Why would HP 'fire' Fiorina?" "It would be sexist to hold Fiorina to a 'lower standard' because she's a woman." Yet... Hillary can be fairly attacked with many of the same types of 'critique,' not to mention that she doesn't necessarily have the 'depth' hinted at by job titles (something Firoina pointed out in her Couric interview - 'If you're not impressed with my titles, why should I be impressed by her's?' - and more, yet you are a misogynist (even if you're a female) to talk that way about Hillary.

In other words, the 'double standard' is showing.

wolfgirl569 wrote on May 13, 2015, 3:41 PM

Had never heard of her before this. She needs to get herself out there

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 13, 2015, 3:48 PM

Most women who get to be CEOs of major corporations in America didn't arrive alive by being stupid! People don't usually question their intelligence. Folks already predict Fiorina won't get nominated. Hope she surprises everybody. I love surprises, especially in politics. American politics is usually so predictable.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 13, 2015, 4:02 PM

For sure there's a double standard. As expected or predicted. But we've seen the same old, same old scenarios before. How about something new and different for a change?

Besides … people in corporate America get canned over silly stuff – inhouse bickering, “personality” issues, cut throat rat race (somebody want somebody's job!), etc. I don't give terminations or firings too much weight; unless it's proven the person was running the business like that crook Bernie Madoff. It's as much dirty politics in American corporations as what goes on The White House and in The Capitol.

By the way, “not ready”, “national presence”, seems “smart” enough. Did you see the Cheat Sheet? You could say that about all the runners. I'd say that about them! Far as I can tell, she's on par with everybody else! She got as good a chance as anybody else.

Do you realize this 2016 Presidential Election is a wide open door for a woman to be the POTUS? She done put her foot through door. She might as well walk all the way in. Fiorina need to be saying: “Settle for VEEP or a political appointment? NO! I'm here now! I wanna be Chief!”

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 13, 2015, 4:05 PM

Yes. Ditto … what I already said to morilla . :)

JohnRoberts wrote on May 13, 2015, 4:14 PM

It would be interesting and refreshing if Fiorina nabbed the nomination. Wouldn't that be something: Hillary vs Carly for the Presidency! Then no one could throw any you only voted for her because she's a woman or you didn't vote for her because she's a woman nonsense. Will the husband be known as the First Man? In Clinton's case, Bill will be regarded Mr. President which all former presidents are respectfully addressed.

morilla wrote on May 13, 2015, 8:49 PM

I'd vote for a woman if the right one would run. I know Hillary isn't it. Frankly, neither is Fiorina. As she said, it's not about 'titles.' It's about other things; including experience in Government. In her own way, she is "on par" with the likes of Obama, Carson, and maybe even people like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. None of whom were/are really 'ready' for the Presidency either. It takes more than 'executive experience' in that Government is decidedly different than being the CEO of a company in how it works/runs.

Bear in mind that VP is, in its own way, just as important as President in that the VP is one heart beat from being President. Thus, an 'appointment' might be more likely. She needs some 'meaningful experience' in Government. That's the criticism of Hillary and her 'titles.' What did she actually do and, more importantly, do SUCCESSFULLY as both a Senator and Secretary of State? The answer is... not much. (The same could be said about Obama as well.)

This isn't about voting for a 'black' or a 'woman' or an 'Hispanic' or another 'Caucasian male' or a little green immigrant (gender undetermined) from Mars. It's not about race or gender. It's about qualifications and, preferably/specifically, qualifications in Administering in Government. It's part of why some want to see a challenger for Hillary. It's a big part of why many see Jeb Bush as the 'choice' on the Republican side; something I'm not so sure of. In fact, it's one of the issues I have with BOTH sides when it comes to the 2016 election.