ELDER PATRIOT – In many respects Carli Fiorina is a very impressive woman. Buttressed by an impressive resume, she exhibits the discipline and polish that we have come to expect in our candidates. Perhaps too polished and too prepared as her appearance and her answers remained perfect over the course of two lengthy debates.
In an earlier article we discussed how the Republican establishment within the RNC had devised a plan to split votes in various states among multiple candidates as the polling information dictated at the time in order to secure the nomination for Jeb Bush who they anticipated not being able to attract more than twenty-five percent of the vote, if that.
Donald Trump’s unanticipated entry into the race, and his unexpected dominance of it has made Bush look unelectable and left the RNC in a conundrum. Simply, if the RNC can’t co-opt Trump, as the California Republicans were successful in doing with Arnold Schwartzenegger, they will have failed to deliver on the hundreds of millions of dollars in political payoffs that their donor base of CEO’s and bankers fronted them.
That raises the question as to whether Carli Fiorina is an establishment plant meant to steal votes from Trump in order to bring him back to the pack. And, whether the debate questions had previously been supplied to her as many suspect Hugh Hewitt of doing in an earlier interview.
Erick Erickson of RedState.com summarized Fiorina’s lack of conservative bona fides:
“Carly’s conservative record was thin to nonexistent, and there were many troubling signs that she held liberal views. From her praise of Jesse Jackson, to her playing the race and gender cards against DeVore, to her support for the Wall Street bailouts, to her qualified support for the Obama stimulus, to her past support for taxation of sales on the Internet, to her waffling on immigration, to her support for Sonia Sotomayor, to her Master’s thesis advocating greater federal control of local education, to her past support for weakening California’s Proposition 13, to her statement to the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board that Roe v. Wade is “a decided issue.”
The list goes on as Joe Miller tells us:
“In June of this year, Fiorina stated she is open to legal status for adult illegal immigrants and full citizenship for their children. During her Senate run, she endorsed the California DREAM Act, which grants in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Furthermore, she recently stated that border walls and fences are not effective at protecting U.S. national sovereignty.”
“In a series of interviews Fiorina parroted left wing talking points on carbon credits, wind and solar energy sources, and the damage humans are causing to the planet via global warming. As recently as this year, she asserted that climate change is man-made. During her Senate campaign, she also refused to endorse California’s Proposition 23, which would have suspended the economy-destroying AB32 global warming law.”
Additionally, Fiorina was implicated in a major Iranian trade scandal that grossed over nine figures while she was CEO of HP and her tenure at the helm of Lucent was marked by several massive sales arrangements that bordered on fraud and led to the company’s failure while she walked with $60 million in performance-based pay.
Erickson summed it up this way: “Carly Fiorina’s oft-repeated claim to be a “lifelong conservative” was only plausible in the universe of NRSC staffers who recruited her in the first place.”
Do not be mislead, Fiorina is not in it for the long haul, though Carli may believe that she is. Party leaders know she’s unelectable as her resounding defeat to a vulnerable Barbara Boxer in a down year for Democrats clearly illustrated. They just want her to bring Trump back to the pack. Recent polls show the Republican voter is having none of it.