Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ABC: Fiorina "the other woman"

"As the only woman GOP presidential candidate in the race -- and now a serious contender for the nomination with rising poll numbers following strong performances in the two Republican debates -- Fiorina occupies a unique space with the 2016 contest."
"[Whether] or not you're ready to ... support me, in your heart of hearts every single one of you know you would love to see me debate Hillary Clinton," Fiorina has told audiences from the stump.
And while Fiorina is quick to tell voters she is not asking for their support on the basis of her gender but her qualifications, her gender identity serves as a contrast with the only other woman in the race.
Fiorina regularly lodges scathing attacks in Clinton’s direction, accusing the Democratic frontrunner of having “blood on her hands” over the attack in Benghazi and calling her a liar.
“Mrs. Clinton’s record is very clear, she has lied about Benghazi ... she’s lied about her emails, she’s lied about her server, and she does not have a track record of accomplishment,” Fiorina told reporters during a campaign stop in South Carolina. “Those are the facts, and I’m going to run this campaign on the facts.”
Her female identity doesn’t only draw contrasts with Clinton but the entire Democratic Party, allowing her to hit on hot-button, wedge issues in a way that no other GOP candidate can. She refers to the term “war on women” with disdain and has made her opposition to abortion a centerpiece of her campaign.
Fiorina's gender appears problematic for Hillary.

21 comments:

deborah said...

Fiorina is verbally very compelling. I predict she will be the Republican running mate.

chickelit said...

I do too, deborah.

chickelit said...

I wrote some time ago that the first female president should be conservative for reasons of equality and understanding. It's a matter of breaking stereotypes.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

The anti-establishement hate Rubio and Fiorina - but IMO, both Rubio and Fiorina are the most like Reagan when it comes to speaking.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

It's so nice with Deborah's happy kitten face around again. yay.

Lem said...

The left seems very interested in her.

That Planned Parenthood speech was her breakout speech.

AllenS said...

Well, I would have bet big money that the first black POTUS would have been a Republican/Conservative.

JRoberts said...

In the linked article, the image of Fiorina is the least flattering picture I've seen of her, but the image of Clinton is about the most flattering I've seen.

Imagine my surprise.

A few months ago a liberal female pundit on a Fox panel was talking about the large GOP field and lamented the lack of diversity. Bret Baier (I think) had to remind her that the GOP field had the same number of women candidates (1) and a black candidate (Carson). Liberal idiot.

edutcher said...

This is why Herman Cain had to be destroyed. He would have had His Poutiness for lunch in a debate.

It's harder in this case because Hillary is busy destroying herself.

deborah said...

Fiorina is verbally very compelling. I predict she will be the Republican running mate

Seems to be the consensus.

AprilApple said...

It's so nice with Deborah's happy kitten face around again. yay.

Definitely.

AllenS said...

Well, I would have bet big money that the first black POTUS would have been a Republican/Conservative

It may still be.

Of course, Willie was for a while.

deborah said...

Thanks Ed and April...so kind.

Trooper York said...

Yeah yeah. Where have you been?

Jump right in and start commenting and enough with the nonsense!

Trooper York said...

I know. You have been working for Trump in Iowa!

Trooper York said...

Beware the strange new respect the Media has for Carly. They are building her up so she can get savaged if she gets the nomination.

We need to explore her soft spots before she can ready for prime time.

Hey get your mind out of the gutter. I was talking about the Iran deal by HP and the firing of 30,000 employees. She needs to get the story straight and one of the others should call her on it in the debate. Maybe Christie. That fat bastard has a big mouth. He could do it.

ricpic said...

Fiorina looks like she could hold her own in a no holds barred cage fight. Is that good? I don't think so, but that seems to be the female ideal nowadays.

edutcher said...

The next President will be tested right away (remember what Joe said in '08?).

You'd better have a fighter.

Amartel said...

What Strange New Respect* for Carly are you talking about? Just a lot of were you lying when you lied about that lie questions which Carly deftly deflects back onto the interrogator. F. Chuck Todd was a smoking ruin when she finished with him.

*Strange New Respect is reserved for grizzled old conservative farts who suddenly, out of nowhere, come out in favor of some (recent) progressive policy. Like they tripped over it in the usual course of business lighting a homeless person on fire or banishing orphans off the lawn. Like Cheney on gay marriage. It's all ... oooh look: Not entirely satanic. It signals that although the barrage of lies and insults will continue in public they're welcome to come over for cocktails UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE. Also applies when beloved conservative icon dies. Like those stories about Reagan badgering Tippsy O'Neill into submission. Good times! Such pals.

deborah said...

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Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Fiorina's gender appears problematic for Hillary.

Really? How? Is she a man?

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Fiorina is verbally very compelling.

Orally or verbally? I wasn't aware there were better ways to find a candidate compelling other than by what they say.

deborah said...

Her rhetoric is very compelling. She seizes your attention.

JAL said...

Isn't it funny that they write: "As the only woman GOP presidential candidate in the race --

As if there were more than one woman Dem candidate ...

And as for diversity those people (meant in a derogatory way) have a screw or two loose when you look at the Republican field at the start up: Doctor, lawyers, governors, entrepreneur, Rhodes scholar, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, MIT and none, poor, middle class, filthy rich ... anglo-saxon, Asian, black, hispanic ....

Idiots. (Dems, not the candidates.)

I like Fiorina. She had the nuts and bolts on what to do for the military in the debate. As for the 30,000 ... I believe HP has just done the same thing again? She is not afraid to fire people and we sure need a lot of people in Washington fired. Not to mention spending time at Club Fed somewhere.