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posted Friday, April 29, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 18
Who is Carly Fiorina and why does Ted Cruz want her as his running mate?
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Who is Carly Fiorina and why does Ted Cruz want her as his running mate?

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz took a desperate gamble to revive his failing campaign for the GOP nomination, naming Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick on April 27.

Fiorina is not a stranger to electoral politics, although her record does not necessarily inspire confidence in her political skills.

In 2008, she was an advisor to Republican candidate John McCain's unsuccessful presidential campaign, and in 2010 she ran for the U.S. Senate, losing to incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer by double digits.

Her one memorable contribution to American politics came during the GOP primary in the 2010 Senate race, when her campaign produced the now-infamous 'Demon Sheep' TV spot slandering her opponent as a wolf in sheep's clothing who was misleading the Republican flock.

In the general election campaign that followed, Boxer used a tongue-in-cheek ad that featured Fiorina herself as a 'Demon Sheep.'

Fiorina continued her losing ways in 2015, jumping into the Republican presidential race, then backing out after losing badly in Iowa and New Hampshire.

'Ted Cruz cannot possibly beat Hillary Clinton'
Despite their newfound alliance, there was no love lost between Cruz and Fiorina while she was an active candidate.

In December, Cruz surrogate Steve Deace, an Iowa talk-show host, tweeted that Fiorina went 'full vagina' during a GOP debate. Cruz referred to Deace as 'a truth-teller, a courageous conservative, and a powerful voice for liberty,' featured him in a campaign ad, and added him to his Iowa leadership team.

While Deace eventually apologized, Fiorina refused to accept. Interviewed by Fox anchor Megyn Kelly, Fiorina charged that Deace 'is more than a radio talk host, he is a major surrogate of Ted Cruz and a major endorser.'

'And this is why Ted Cruz cannot possibly beat Hillary Clinton,' Fiorina added.

'Carly was Mitt before Mitt was Mitt'
Fiorina was no more successful in her private business career than in politics, getting herself fired from her job as Hewlett Packard CEO in 2005 after a disastrous five and a half years in leadership.

Critics said her plan to dismantle HP's collegial culture and substitute a top-down corporate model alienated employees and fostered a climate of mistrust. Fiorina was frequently booed at company meetings and attacked on the employees' electronic bulletin board.

Even worse for employee morale, Fiorina made employees submit to 'voluntary' pay cuts allegedly to stave off layoffs, then announced layoffs of some 30,000 HP employees as a result of corporate mergers.

As Hewlett Packard CEO, Fiorina acquired such a negative reputation that Democratic Party pollster Mark Mellman once remarked that 'Carly was Mitt before Mitt was Mitt.'

In other words, Fiorina's Senate opponent Barbara Boxer was able to portray her as a heartless corporate raider, in the same way the Obama campaign was able to portray Mitt Romney two years later.

Anti-Gay, anti-choice
While Fiorina disagrees with Cruz on the crucial issue of immigration - she supported the DREAM Act, which would protect undocumented children and young adults from deportation, and Cruz does not - her views mesh well with Cruz's on a host of other issues.

Fiorina voted for Prop 8, to re-ban same-sex marriages in California, for example. Fiorina also favored keeping DOMA in place, and supported a proposed federal constitutional amendment to ban Lesbian and Gay marriages nationwide.

Last April she defended Indiana's so-called 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act,' the first in a long series of measures that would legalize discrimination against LGBT people under cover of religious beliefs.

Fiorina also opposes reproductive choice and Planned Parenthood, going so far as to claim in a Republican debate that she had seen videos of Planned Parenthood employees killing living newborns so they could sell their tissue. This charge was never substantiated with any evidence.

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