What’s really funny about the Boxer camp playing the “CEO” card and bashing Fiorina for being forced to lay off workers (something even more common now, thanks in large part to Democrats like Boxer), is that the policies supported by Boxer will drive thousands of jobs overseas.
There aren’t a lot of walls around Carly Fiorina. While politicos have marveled at the missteps of Meg Whitman’s $140 million Titanic of a campaign, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO has made herself accessible to journalists in her bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer.
She hasn’t over-parsed her positions. She didn’t try to retool her take on the issues after she won the GOP primary. There’s a real what-you-see-is-what-you-get feel to Fiorina.
Fiorina is new to politics and has a spotty voting record. Those are points against her. But as the first woman to head a Fortune top 20 corporation, she understands what California and Washington need to do to compete in the world and reduce painfully high unemployment.
Besides, Fiorina’s not selling big government as the answer. What more do you need to know?
Boxer always has tried to paint her GOP rivals as extremists — and that’s been a winning formula since she first won office in 1992 — so she’s hitting Fiorina for being pro-life. But it’s clear that social issues are not on Fiorina’s front burner.
The senator also is going after Fiorina for laying off 30,000 workers and outsourcing jobs when she was at HP’s helm — then taking a $21 million severance package when the board fired her.
Which makes Fiorina guilty of — what? — having been a Silicon Valley CEO.
Time to support someone who can handle tough choices.