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Tuesday, August 18. 2015
Citizen government was the original idea, not professional careerists looking for an easy unskilled government job for life. Thank God she's not a lefty. Quick as a whip, compelling and highly likable. I do not agree with her on everything, but so what?
She is an effective spokesperson, which is what she is running for.
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You might want to check out her track record at Lucent and Hewlett-Packard.
As for the race for US Senator from California, she lost to Barbara Boxer.
She's done more in her life than Obama or Hillary.
Of course she lost to Boxer. That was a foregone conclusion. Kudos to her for giving it a ballsy shot anyway.
She destroyed Bell Labs, a true jewel in America's technology crown. The laser, transistor, radio technology, coding and encryption, all originated there. I had friends who worked there at the time. It was a crime.
Apparently, you do not understand the composition of the California electorate.
She is a gal Reagan, I think. I'd like to see her go toe to toe with Mrs. Clinton, but it seems unlikely to happen (on both sides)
I like her too! She's not my favorite right now, but she's one of them and I'm really happy that she smoked the first debate. I hope her popularity continues to grow, but I agree she is somewhat of a long shot.
I don't think she's running for President, but maybe VP or a high level appointment using her skills. She's one savvy person.
I agree that is probably how things will shake out. I can certainly live with her as Commerce Secretary for example, but the more I hear from her, the more I like her. I'd like to see her go further.
Carli presided over the "transformation" at Hewlett-Packard, and put some serious coin in her pocket as she wrecked one of the finest R&D companies in the world and left an importer of junk computers and accessories with the same name.
See ya in the funny papers!
I have a bunch of HP stuff at home. I wish we had them at work.
"Carli presided over the "transformation" at Hewlett-Packard, and put some serious coin in her pocket as she wrecked one of the finest R&D companies in the world and left an importer of junk computers and accessories with the same name. "
This will be recurring theme from angry techies who made up a good part of Obama's re-election team. She needs to address this in depth on her web site so those of us who like her will be better able to respond.
My understanding at the time was that it was a fight among heirs who resented an outsider coming in and disrupting a cosy "Hewlett Packard culture" which would surely have gone BK by now without her. Meg Whitman is following with similar policies. My programming days are well behind me but I understand that the HP server business is based on what she did while CEO.
Well, we all know the drill. We can all look back at the largely fabricated claims regarding Mitt Romney and the GST steel mill in Kansas City. The sound bite takeaway was that GST was the victim of vulture capitalism by Bain Capital, in the person of Mitt Romney, facts be damned. It didn’t originate with the Obama campaign, BTW; they just piggy backed on the false allegations of Newt’s campaign.
Good comment thread for the Althouse post of the Carly Fiorina HP article.
Look at HP’s stock chart under Ms. Fiorina, who had the misfortune to arrive eight months before the tech bubble burst: It’s indistinguishable from Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Cisco, etc. By the idiotic standard her critics apply, John Chambers is the worst CEO in history, since in 15 years he never made back the wealth Cisco lost in the crash.
No big-tech chief executive created value between 1999 and 2005. And Carly was one of them.
So, in other words, if someone was fired from their CEO job we can't have that person as president because why exactly? What does that say about her potential to be president? What would she 'ruin' in the federal government?
If she consolidates federal departments, fires people, reduces costs, etc., then you just made a case for Carly being a great presidential candidate. I want ALL of those things to happen.
So, if thousands of people lost their jobs at HP because of Carly's tenure, that is a success story that one should take into federal government. If she can make a company leaner by getting rid of jobs that are no longer necessary, then I want that same person at the head of our government. This type of cutting is desperately needed, but no one seems to be willing to give thousands of government workers the pink slip.
This is the ONLY way we can salvage our nation. Cut the size of government considerably.
Fiorina is not a conservative:
Climate Change/Carbon tax
The week of 9/11, she was praising Islam.
Fiorina disparaged Ted Cruz in 2013 for trying to stop Obamacare.
While she was at HP, they paid 6.7 million in bribes to Russia that enabled Putin to gain power and cost HP a huge 58 million dollar fine.