Born Cara Carleton Sneed
September 6, 1954 (age 60)
Austin, Texas, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Todd Bartlem (1977–1984)
Frank Fiorina (1985–present)
Alma mater - Stanford University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Maryland - Massachusetts Institute of
Carly Fiorina’s Announcement Video
BY Carly for President | May. 4, 2015 | 1:04 In an online video on Monday, Carly Fiorina announced she was joining the Republican field in the 2016 race for president of the United States.
Carly Fiorina refuses to be a sucker on ‘The View’: Don’t underestimate me
June 16, 2015 by Nicole Haas
Carly Fiorina has been scoring high marks lately for how she’s handled media interviews since announcing her run for president – and her appearance Tuesday on “The View” was just as impressive.
And on a show targeted to liberal women, and run by liberal women, that wasn’t easy.
Whoopi Goldberg kicked things off by pretty obviously trying to make Fiorina look the fool by equating her potential candidacy with a popular TV show.
“You said, if elected, you want to run your administration like American Idol,” Goldberg asked in the first series of loaded questions. “What does that mean exactly?”
But Fiorina wasn’t going to be the butt of Goldberg’s joke.
“I actually didn’t say that,” she said.
Fiorina clarified that she was referring to the use of technology to engage with the American people when she had made the American Idol reference – and quickly turned the discussion around.
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“I’d ask the American people questions,” she said for example. “Do you think it’s OK that we have no idea where our money is being spent in the federal government?”
Fiorina continued to field questions loaded with accusations like a pro. She told hosts that her “lack of political” experience is actually an attractive trait to many Americans who are tired of political elites running the country.
When confronted with the fact that Fiorina’s polling numbers signal she won’t be able to participate in the first round of GOP presidential debates, Fiorina declined to play the victim card.
“I started as a secretary in a little nine-person real estate firm, and I’m kind of used to being under estimated,” she said.
“I’m sort of assuming I might make it to those first debates.”
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That kind of can-do spirit is something most left-leaning “View” watchers aren’t normally used to, and Fiorina’s remarks prompted a round of actual applause.
No interview with “The View” would be complete without a discussion about feminism, and even then, Fiorina hit it out of the park.
“I believe that a feminist is any woman who lives the life she chooses,” Fiorina said.
If Carly Misses The Cut For GOP Debates
in Blog -- by the405radio -- May 29, 2015
Republicans are committed not to allow their debates to go “clown car” and so they will limit the number of candidates. With more candidates declaring every week, some will be on the outside looking in. Carly Fiorina is struggling to advance in the polls despite her celebrated early campaign and strong message. Can the GOP cut her?
Daily Caller: Fiorina Comes Out Against TPP: ‘I Am Very Uncomfortable With This Deal’
by Patriotic American
May 08, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said she opposes giving President Obama fast track trade authority and is “very uncomfortable” with Obama negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership on “The Laura Ingraham Show” Thursday.
[Reposted from The Daily Caller | Alex Griswold | May 7, 2015]
INGRAHAM: I gotta ask you about fast track trade, because you know for me, I believe a populist approach is the way to win and build the Republican Party both among minorities and grassroot supporters. And for me, this fast track deal, the way its being negotiated, the way congressional authority is being eroded, is a terrible idea, especially with Obama doing the negotiations.
What’s your take on giving President Obama trade promotion authority?
FIORINA: Well, I believe that free and fair trade advantages the U.S.. But I am very uncomfortable with this deal, and I’m uncomfortable with this deal and giving him trade authority.
Because first of all, I know from personal experience that the Chinese have not lived up to their agreements when they entered the WTO. In other words, partners can cheat on these deals, and we have evidence of partners cheating on these deals.
Secondly to your point, this is an extremely complicated deal, a multilateral deal with a lot of details that we don’t know about. And Obama and his administration has demonstrated their inability to negotiate a good deal. And so look, I think the devil’s in the details, and we better understand what these details are before we just assume it’s a good deal. I don’t assume it’s a good deal and I do think we need the details.
Republican presidential contenders are split on “fast track” trade authority, with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee joining Fiorina in opposition, but Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in support.
Katie Couric thought she could intimidate Carly Fiorina – CEOs don’t scare easily
May 7, 2015 by Joe Saunders
The most accomplished woman in the presidential race took on media bias head-on this week when newly announced GOP candidate Carly Fiorina took an interview with Yahoo’s Katie Couric and knocked the ball out of the park on a question about her criticisms of Hillary Clinton.
After a barbed rundown of Fiorina’s business career – which made it sound like she somehow lucked into the job of chief executive of Hewlett Packard before getting fired – Couric sounded almost scolding when she asked how Fiorina could use such “unkind” words about Hillary.
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Skipping over the fact that Hillary’s biggest “accomplishment” has been and remains marrying a politically driven womanizer named Bill, Couric said, “You said that she was not trustworthy and she hasn’t accomplished very much. I think people might think, ‘Well, she was the senator from New York and she was the secretary of state.’ How can you really make those claims?”
Fiorina’s response was elegant – and deadly.
“Well, you see, Katie, in the world I come from, a title is just a title. I mean, you went through a whole bunch of things about me as CEO. You weren’t impressed with my title. Why are we so impressed with political titles?” she said.
“‘Senator’ is a title. ‘Secretary of state’ is a title. It’s a completely legitimate question to say, ‘What has anyone accomplished with their title?’ And the truth is, there are many in the political class who haven’t accomplished a whole lot, despite their titles.”
Whatever Fiorina’s chances are in the crowded Republican field for 2016, that’s an answer that’s going to dog Hillary for next 18 months.