Category: News Tracking

The Plight of Conservative Feminists

Clare Foran, The Atlantic – June 21, 2016

“Mrs. Clinton—newsflash—I’m a feminist, and I’m not voting for you,” Carly Fiorina declared to the conservative crowd at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Her words were met with cheers and applause. As the election draws near, the former Republican presidential candidate is making a feminist case against Hillary Clinton.

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Fiorina Says Suffragettes Wouldn’t Recognize Clinton’s Feminism

Dan Spinelli, Politico – June 10, 2016

Carly Fiorina, a Republican who professes a conservative version of feminism, on Friday dismissed Hillary Clinton’s claim on the legacy of the suffragettes. “So many of those suffragettes would have disagreed strenuously with Hillary Clinton, but they also would have defended her right to disagree with them,” Fiorina told a gathering of conservatives in Washington, referencing a video released by Clinton on Tuesday that featured some of those early women’s rights activists. “I bring this up because unfortunately feminism is no longer a term that’s used to enable or empower women.”

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Carly Fiorina Could Overshadow Ted Cruz

Betsy Woodruff, The Daily Beast – April 29, 2016

When the Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to the press conference-stage on Wednesday to announce that former rival Carly Fiorina would join his campaign as running mate-in-waiting, he took a good long time making that point clear. It wasn’t until at least thirty minutes after the press conference was scheduled to begin that he finally named Fiorina as his pick. And once Fiorina started to speak, you could kind of understand why he took his sweet time.

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What Fiorina Has In Common With Palin And Ferraro (Other Than Gender)

Julia Azari, FiveThirtyEight.com – April 28, 2016

Ted Cruz picked Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday. There are lots of reasons that Cruz might have made this unconventional choice — to announce a running mate a day after getting swept in five primaries and while he has little chance at the Republican nomination. Media attention is the most obvious one (you know, some media people are dropping everything to write articles about the move). Donald Trump has been a master of dominating the news cycle, thanks largely to outrageous comments and unconventional campaign moves, and perhaps Cruz would like to try his hand at that approach.

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Fiorina Just a Pawn in Cynical Game Cruz Won’t Win

Jennifer Lawless, CNN – April 27, 2016

Fiorina is Cruz’s Hail Mary pass, his “reset button” on a campaign for a nomination that is falling further and further out of reach. She is a political tactic to try to steal back the spotlight from Donald Trump, who crushed his opponents in a five-state primary sweep Tuesday night.

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Ted Cruz’s Hail Carly Pass

Shane Goldmacher, Katie Glueck, and Alex Isenstadt, Politico – April 27, 2016

Ted Cruz talks a lot about conservative leadership but there was nothing conservative about his desperate gambit naming Carly Fiorina as his running mate less than 24 hours after he was mathematically eliminated from winning enough delegates for the Republican nomination.

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Donald Trump Accuses Hillary Clinton Of Playing The ‘Woman Card’

Audie Cornish, All Things Considered – NPR – April 27, 2016

NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Debbie Walsh, director of Center for American Women and Politics, about the notion of the “woman card” and whether there is a “masculinity card.”

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Why Cruz’s Pick of Fiorina for VP is ‘Odd on so Many Levels’

Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle – April 27, 2016

Even in a political campaign that explodes rational assumptions daily, analysts say there isn’t a lot that makes sense about Ted Cruz’s choice of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on Wednesday as his running mate — should the Texas senator win the Republican nomination.

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A Ted Cruz-Carly Fiorina Ticket? Not So Fast …

Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times – March 11, 2016

“I’m sorry, senator,” Mrs. Fiorina interjected, “I just have to say — ” She suggested that Mr. Trump was afraid to debate Mr. Cruz if the field thinned. She noted that Mr. Cruz had “never talked about spray tans or body parts, or hurled insults.” Then she lowered the boom: “Man up, Donald.”

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