Carly Fiorina is looking at running for President:
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in California in 2010, is diving back into electoral politics.
For now, her work is focused on pushing back against Democrats’ claim of a Republican-led “war on women” in the 2014 midterms. But her recent moves in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire have convinced some she’s eyeing a bigger prize come 2016.
Fiorina slipped into the Granite State last week to promote her new political group, dubbed UP for “Unlocking Potential.” Its mission is to engage women with new messages and combat the gaping gender gap that’s hobbling Republicans in races up and down the ballot. In addition to headlining a breakfast last Thursday for more than 200 GOP activists in the business and political spheres, Fiorina attended a GOP gala the night before honoring Joe McQuaid, the conservative publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, the state’s largest and most influential newspaper.
Jim Merrill, a top adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 New Hampshire campaign, is interpreting the largely under-the-radar moves as a sign of someone that’s at least pondering a White House bid.
“I thought of it as a testing-the-waters exercise and she got a great response,” Merrill says. “It was very clear to me she’s someone taking the temperature of New Hampshire.”
It wasn’t Fiorina’s first trip to New Hampshire this year, either. She was the keynote speaker at the Northeastern Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua in March, when she declared, “The highest calling of leadership and of our nation is to change the order of things. It is time.”
Carly Fiorina, who came to prominence as a senior executive responsible for sales at Lucent, where she was touted as a success, but it all imploded into a morass of shady accounting and fraud shortly after she left.
Then became CEO at HP, where her purchase of Compaq (and DEC, which had been purchased by Compaq) turned out to be largely a disaster, and when she was fired, employees at multiple locations of HP spontaneously singing “Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead.”
Finally, we have her “Demon Sheep” Senate campaign. (See the attached vid)
Damn! The Republicans have a wicked thin bench for 2016!