2016 Election: Carly Fiorina Presidential Bid

2016 Election: Carly Fiorina Presidential Bid
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In late April or early May, Hewlett-Packard ex-CEO Carly Fiorina may announce her presidential bid, the possibility as high as 90 percent.


“If I run for president, it’s because I can win the job and do the job,” Fiorina said during an interview with Fox News Sunday.

As for the remaining 10 percent, she said she just needs to build the “right team in place… the right financial resources lined up, just as all the other potential candidates are doing.”

Fiorina, the Only Republican Candidate

If pursued, Fiorina would pride herself as the sole Republican candidate, placing her head-on with Democratic presidential bet Hillary Clinton.

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Already anticipating the scenario, Fiorina sampled one or two criticisms against her potential political rival. Clinton, she said, has insufficient accomplishments to back her presidential campaign. She said the former first lady is “not candid.”

Fiorina brought up the recent controversy involving Clinton’s use of her private email during her term as secretary of state. In comparison, Fiorina said her sound experience as Hewlett-Packard’s former CEO developed her knowledge of the U.S. economy and its foreign policies.

Fiorina’s Anecdote

Fiorina had started preparing for her campaign prior her interview on Fox News Sunday. As noted by TIME, she is fond of sharing personal anecdotes to back her presidential platform and to compensate for her lack of political experience.

During an event in Virginia, she said she will bring change to the government starting with healthcare.

“I’m a cancer survivor. So I understand how important it is to make sure that people can get care despite pre-existing conditions or that people have access to quality affordable health care regardless of their circumstances,” she said.

This is a consistent style of hers in every speech she gives. Each question dwelling on her political platforms will be answered with a short personal story, TIME noted.

It is her way to get through the audience, press secretary of Fiorina’s Unlocking Potential Project, Anna Epstein, told TIME.

“Carly has always related to people at a personal level. Like all of us, her experiences shape her world view. People relate to story telling more easily than they relate to numbers and figures,” Epstein said.

Fiorina will be battling for the presidential seat with Texas senator Ted Cruz and neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Also read: Ted Cruz Presidential Bid

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