Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina Books The View After Hosts Criticize Her Looks

By on 11.2.15 | 4:22PM

Oh, Spectators, how I've missed you! But I'm back from Disney World and ready to inform you, once again. 

While I was gone, The View, apparently, tackled the important issues surrounding last week's Presidential debate, such as the face Carly Fiorina makes when she's getting serious about an issue. Now, I don't feel bad for not having seen the clip because I'm hardly the only person who doesn't watch The View on a regular basis (their audience is limited to people in dentists chairs who can't change the channel on the in-room television because they're dosed up on Novacaine, and homebound invalids without cable), but it seems the hosts, including the ever-intelligent Joy Behar, piled on Fiorina, calling her "demented"-looking and comparing her face to a "Halloween mask" as they cackled around their coffee table. 

Carly Fiorina Wastes Hillary Clinton in NBC News Iowa Poll

By on 10.5.15 | 1:03PM

This morning, Hillary Clinton asked reporters "who can be more of an outsider than a woman President?"

Apparently, voters agree, at least in Iowa. Just not with Hillary on which woman that is, exactly. Today's NBC News/WSJ/Marist poll shows Carly Fiorina . leading Hillary Clinton among likely voters in Iowa by a striking fourteen points

That bears strongly for Carly even amongst her Republican peers. A showing against Clinton makes her an asset for a final ticket even if her uptick fades. She's showing signs of staying in the race, and as a formidable opponent. 

Carly Fiorina Gets the Best of Trump With “Faces” Campaign Speech

By on 9.14.15 | 11:32AM

Republican candidates have been struggling to get the "one over" on Donald Trump since he stepped into the race. Typically, the Donald doesn't worry too much about insulting his fellow potential nominees, because the ensuing struggle usually favors him, as it did over the weekend with Bobby Jindal, who got down into the mud to tangle with Trump over his stature - and Trump ended up loving it, especially the part where they traded snarky barbs on social media.

His mess with Carly Fiorina, however, has been more difficult to clean up. Although people are racing to Trump's defense, the general sentiment is that Trump's attack was personal and small-minded, surprisingly unbecoming of someone who is supposed to be a terrific communciator. Sure, we know what he thinks of women - his occasional, pre-Millennial sexism is a hallmark of his quasi-boorish persona - but this is a higher-level competition and she's a high-level competitor. 

CNN To Consider Changing Debate Rules for Fiorina? UPDATE: Rules Amended

By on 9.1.15 | 4:46PM

UPDATE: CNN has amended its rules. According to the network, they've re-evaluated their rules and based on the way the race has fluctuated, will structure their debate tiers on polls taken between August 6th and September 10th, rather than between July and August. According to CNN, this may adjust the "top-tier" of debate candidates, but no candidate will be officially placed until the September 10th window closes.


CNN has scheduled a phone call with the Republican Presidential candidates to discuss concerns with the methodology it used to determine participants in CNN's September debate. 

Currently, to be in the "top tier" of debating candidates, current candidates mCNN has scheduled a phone call at 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday with the GOP presidential campaigns to discuss changes to the criteria determining which candidates will get to appear on main stage at the next debate later this month, The Washington Times has learned.

Tagged by the FEC, Carly for America Becomes CARLY for America

By on 6.17.15 | 12:53PM

When friends of Carly Fiorina launched Carly for America, their team was mildly concerned that the Federal Elections Commission would be hot on their heels for naming their group after their candidate. Since Super PACs are supposed to be "legally unaffiliated" with the candidates they support, so that they can maintain an air of neutrality in their fundraising that doesn't fool anyone. They thought, perhaps naively, that the Federal government would be willing to interpret the rule liberally in the case of certain conservative organizations.

I'm not ashamed to say that I love Carly. But no one, not even the former CEO of Hewlett Packard and affiliates, should assume that the FEC will apply its rules - even its incredibly vague ones - liberally. Accordingly, the FEC issued a warning: change your name or face a fine. In deference to the vaguaries of the rule, Carly for America did change its name. It announced, today, that it's become the fully FEC-compliant, CARLY for America.

Carly Fiorina Gets the Best of Seth Meyers

By on 5.6.15 | 6:10PM

Right after Carly Fiorina made the announcement that she was running for President on the morning talk shows,, a site she'd failed to register, in an oversight that's becoming common among Republican Presidential candidates these days, turned into a rudimentary infographic outlining the changes she'd made at Hewlett Packard while CEO. It was a veritable Internet bodycount of the hundreds she'd laid off as Hewlett Packard downsized into a smaller, more agile company.

One hundred percent aware that she was headed into the lions den over the mishap (after all, what's funnier to a liberal comic than a Republican faceplant?), then, when she was invited on Seth Meyers's late night program, she did the only thing she could do: she bought the same .org domain name for him that an Internet troll had bought for her.

And the end result?Glorious.

Carly Fiorina, Dr. Ben Carson Join Presidential Field

By on 5.4.15 | 12:36PM

Today, both Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson announced that they're running for President, Carly on ABC's Good Morning America, and Ben in front of a hometown crowd in Detroit. The Republican field is now looking intensely crowded, and there are still several candidates expected to throw their hats in the ring who have yet to officially declare their Presidential intentions. 

Of the two that announced this morning, Fiorina had the more aggressive campaign kickoff, launching her program by literally shutting down Hillary Clinton.

"I am running for president. I think I am the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works," she said.

"Our nation was intended to be a citizen government. ... [Americans] believe we need to return to a citizen government, and so, I think it's totally reasonable to look outside the political class."

Carly Fiorina Likely to be Next Presidential Campaign Launch

By on 4.23.15 | 1:29PM

It looks like Carly Fiorina will beat Dr. Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee out of the gate: she'll declare her intention to run for the Republican Presidential nomination on May 4th.

The former CEO of Hewlett Packard will, apparently, follow in the footsteps of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio by announcing with an online video and following up with a call for national press, according to the Wall Street Journal. If the reports are true, she will be the first Republican woman candidate in the field.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will launch her presidential campaign on May 4, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Fiorina, a Republican, will announce her campaign online, according to the WSJ.

#CPAC2015 Afternoon Session: Christie, Carly, Cruz

By on 2.26.15 | 1:37PM

CPAC’s afternoon session featured a few more people, with big draws like Chris Christie and Ted Cruz filling the ballroom with countless college Republicans (only one pair around me seemed to make a love connection). They might have had to wake up a ballroom full of sleepy conference attendees this morning, but this afternoon’s speakers were playing to a house ready to jump out of their seats and applaud, and that’s pretty much what they did.

First up was Chris Christie, who chose to do a “talk show” format interview with radio host Laura Ingraham instead of speaking from the podium, and he certainly surprised the audience with his, well, maybe the best term for it is swagger. Chris Christie’s speeches aren’t always made to a national media, even though he acknowledged that what he does on a state level has national implications and makes for great fodder for national stories, if ony because the New York Times is right in his backyard. 

Carly Fiorina Wastes Valerie Jarrett on “Equal Pay”

By on 1.21.15 | 3:46PM

Last night, the White House laid off the general #WaronWomen rhetoric, since they no longer need single women under the age of 35 to vote for them in droves in order to "save their birth control," as though anyone was physically stopping them from filling a prescription at Wal-Mart. The President did, however, touch on the subject of "pay equity," playing on the tried-and-true assumption that women in the workforce make less than men do, which persists despite all evidence to the contrary.

In a "won't you think about the ladies?" moment, the President urged Congress to pass a bill that would demand pay equity, even though there are already laws against discrimination on the books, and overall merit pay discrepancies between the genders is due largely to union and government influence. Unfortunately, even if you were screaming this impotently at the television screen, you could hardly make a dent in the administration's self-satisfaction. Which is why watching Carly Fiorina lay waste to White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on this exact subject, using these exact talking points, live on MSNBC's Morning Joe is totally worth it.