VIA| In one of the more inane questions of CNN’s GOP debate, candidates were asked which woman should be on the next $10 bill. The only woman on the stage gave what many are saying was the best answer.
Some of the candidates gave predictable answers: Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz suggested civil rights activist Rosa Parks, although Cruz said she should be on the $20 bill and the $10 bill should be left as is. Rand Paul went with Susan B. Anthony, who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement.
Some chose loved ones: Ben Carson suggested his mother, who had a third-grade education, was married at age 13 and “refused to be a victim.” Donald Trump strangely went with his daughter, Ivanka, because she’d been “sitting in the audience for three hours.”
Then there was Carly: Fiorina answered by suggesting that the issue shouldn’t be about whose face appears on the nation’s currency, but about equal opportunity for women:
“I don’t think it helps to change our history. What I would think is that we ought to recognize that women are not a special interest group. Women are the majority of this nation. We are half the potential of this nation. And this nation will be better off when every woman has the opportunity to live the life she chooses.”
During another exchange, moderator Jake Tapper asked Fiorina to respond to Trump’s previous attack on her personal appearance, which he later tried to walk back:
Obviously, it was a very good night for Carly Fiorina.