I find it interesting that both Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson are announcing their presidential bids today.
Neither candidate has ever held political office and I suspect if either of them had they wouldn't announce their candidacy for the highest office in the land on the same day. By announcing on the same day both have cancelled each other out in terms of press coverage thus minimizing the impact of their respective announcements.
Of the two, I'd say Fiorina will make the bigger impact in the GOP race. Fiorina has generally been well received and exceeded expectations whenever she's had the opportunity to speak to conservative crowds.
I do think Debra J. Saunders syndicated column (which was featured here at TAS last December) raises some concerns. Fiorina still owes people money from her failed 2010 campaign to unseat the soon to be retired California Senator Barbara Boxer. Saunders wrote, "When HP fired Fiorina, she walked away with a $21 million golden handshake. But when Fiorina lost the Senate race, some of her employees didn’t get a handshake. They got a finger."