Carly Fiorina Gender Card Answer Surprises Many

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Carly Fiorina's interview with TechCrunch's Sarah Lane

Carly Fiorina announced her bid to become the United State’s 45th president when President Obama’s second term comes to an end in January 20, 2017. A former Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina made her official announcement on Monday morning and did an interview at TechCrunch Disrupt to talk about her candidacy.

According to Techcrunch, the Carly Fiorina onstage session with Sarah Lane ended with a question that is posed to most candidates and it was,

“If you don’t win, are you interested in serving as vice president?”

And Carly Fiorina’s answer was,

“Would you ever ask a man running for president that question?”

Carly Fiorina’s response was unexpected for such a question, as many politicians, regardless of gender, usually also consider the vice presidency to be another viable option. Lane had asked it in reference to Carly Fiorina’s low poll figures.

However, the question was such a cliché in the 2004 election that the New York Times deemed it to be the worst question of the election year as it was posed to John Edwards more than a few times during his campaign.

In the interview Carly Fiorina highlighted that the White House needs a woman’s perspective. With Hillary Clinton also announcing her presidency, she and Carly Fiorina may try to use gender as a vital playing card.

That said, Carly Fiorina has already hit a few bumps on the road. Firstly, Carly Fiorina forgot to register domains associated with her name, “Carly Fiorina,” thereby creating a loophole, which could and has already been used against her. At carlyfiorina.org, for example, the owner has used the site to show just how many people were sacked while Carly Fiorina was CEO and the message reads as follows.

Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain. So I’m using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard

He then follows this up with 30,000 sad face emoticons to represent the workers sacked during Carly Fiorina’s tenure.

The owner has also quoted Carly Fiorina at the bottom with regard to her response to the undertaking, which was in an interview with Fortune magazine and it states.

I would have done them all faster.

According to CNN, Holly Shulman, the Democratic National Committee Press Secretary also had this to say about the Carly Fiorina layoff issue.

Fiorina’s short time at Hewlett-Packard is all we need to know — laying off 30,000 employees, while being rewarded with a multimillion dollar bonus…If this is how Fiorina ran her business, just imagine what she would do to the country.

The Carly Fiorina candidature’s official domain name is carlyforpresident.com.

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