Carly Fiorina, a Republican expected to run for President in 2016, doesn’t blame the California drought on global climate change but rather on environmentalists. If the Federal Government built dams and stopped protecting endangered species, she believes there would be no drought. What else does Fiorina believe? Her webpage (page down on it to find this) claims:
CARLY FIORINA IS A PASSIONATE, ARTICULATE ADVOCATE FOR CONSERVATIVE POLICIES THAT ADVANCE ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION, AND EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP.
When Carly was recruited to Hewlett Packard, she became the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, taking HP from the 28th to the 11th most profitable company in the US. In her six years as Chairman and CEO of HP, she would double its revenues to $90 billion; more than quadruple its growth to 9%; triple the rate of innovation to 11 patents a day; achieve market leadership in every market and product category and quadruple cash-flow.
She currently serves as the Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, which annually hosts CPAC (the largest annual gathering of conservatives); the Chairman of Good360, the world’s largest product philanthropy organization; and the Chairman of Opportunity International, the largest non profit micro-finance lender in the world giving out $6 billion at an average of $150 per loan lifting millions out of poverty around the world.
In 2014, Carly launched the Unlocking Potential Project, a new PAC aimed at engaging women voters and refuting the false notion that conservative ideas and principles amount to a “war on women.” The UP Project’s grassroots efforts aided Republican wins in crucial elections across the country, from Iowa to Colorado.
Fiorina’s position on many specific issues is unclear, however:
- She would promote herself as a conservative and successful business leader.
- She has no respect for environmentalists.
- She disbelieves global climate change.
- She denies Republicans conduct a “War on Women.”
- She opposes abortion rights
- She maintains Indiana’s religious liberty law is fair-minded.
- She would roll back federal regulations that place an undue burden on small businesses.
- She favors reductions in federal tax rates.
- She would phase out the Renewable Fuels Standard
- At CPAC, she focused her remarks on attacking Hillary Clinton.
Fiorina, with no experience in elective office, has little chance of winning the GOP nomination; her one chance being that the GOP would conclude that only a woman would stand a chance of defeating HRC.
© William Hungerford – April 2015