Tag: Carly Fiorina

A Defeat for Conservative Feminism

Clare Foran, The Atlantic – February 12, 2016

When Carly Fiorina dropped out of the presidential race, she took the opportunity to talk about the meaning of feminism—or at least advance her own definition of the term. “A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts,” Fiorina wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday. The message was familiar for Fiorina, a Republican candidate who used her most recent moment on the national stage to argue that women in America still face an uneven playing field.

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Carly Fiorina’s Parting Words: Don’t Vote For a Candidate Because She’s a Woman

Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune – February 10, 2016

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO announced her decision on Wednesday afternoon with a post on her Facebook page. After vowing to “continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are,” Fiorina addressed her female readers specifically.

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No Hard Feelings Between Hillary Clinton and Fiorina’s Husband

Heidi M Przybyla, USA Today – February 9, 2016

As Clinton and her daughter made a third stop at a polling station, in Derry, N.H., she ran into Fiorina’s husband, Frank. “Do you remember me?” he asked. “I sure do!” Clinton said. “Good for you for being out here.” They shook hands and made small talk between dueling Carly and HRC signs….”Give my best to Carly. Want to get a picture?” They posed for a photo before Clinton made her way back to her motorcade.

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Fiorina Struggles to Connect With New Hampshire Women

Jay Newton Small, TIME – February 4, 2016

In such a climate, Fiorina would seem well positioned to advance, or see a surge. She has 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, whose support is hotly sought by every GOP presidential wannabe,unsuccessfully called for her inclusion in the debate this Saturday. But Romney’s argument to get her into that debate, that she’s a woman, is 180 degrees from where Fiorina started her campaign. And at every turn, her gender has been a double-edged sword: tripping her up as much as helping her. Such is the tough road for female Republican candidates for any office.

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Backed by a New Hampshire Senator, Carly Fiorina Fights to Get into Pre-primary Debate

Dave Weigel, The Washington Post – February 4, 2016

If Fiorina is excluded from the debate, it would mark a complete reversal in her treatment from the party and media, both quietly interested in winnowing the field. In August, a last-minute rule change got Fiorina (and former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore) into the first-of-its kind “undercard” debate, sponsored by Fox News. Fiorina’s obvious dominance started a rise in the polls and a clamor to get her onto the main stage, and CNN eventually tweaked its rules to make her the 11th candidate in its sprawling September debate.

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Carly Fiorina: The Left’s ‘Fiction Says If You’re Pro-Life You’re Against Women’

Susan Berry, Breitbart News – January 22, 2016

“They’ve peddled the fiction that Planned Parenthood is all about women’s health, when, really, it’s all about abortion. And, so, I think it’s important that we stand up and say, ‘Conservative women exist’ – let’s just start with that – and, secondly, that ‘We care for women and for unborn life.’ And they go hand in hand.’”

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Has the Iowa Caucus Glass Ceiling Been Broken?

Christinia Crippes, Quad City Times – January 21, 2016

Iowans have shattered two glass ceilings in as many years. Feb. 1 presents an opportunity to go for a third in selecting the first woman caucus-winner. Regardless of whether they’re standing in Hillary Clinton’s corner as a Democrat or writing Carly Fiorina’s name on a slip of paper as a Republican, for the first time both political parties can give a win to a woman presidential candidate in the same year.

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Another potential ‘First Guy’ on the 2016 trail: Meet Frank

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press – January 18, 2016

“I’m an Italian boy from Pittsburgh, so when people criticize Carly, I get pretty irritated pretty fast,” Frank Fiorina said. “But having said that, when Trump said what he said about her face, I thought that was kind of humorous. I mean, my God, has he ever looked in a mirror?”

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Donald Trump’s Sexism is Infectious – Even the Women are Catching It

Claire Cohen, The Telegraph – January 16, 2016

Only in a sexist world would Fiorina have absorbed Trump’s woman-hating slurs by osmosis and spat them back out, believing them to be a valid argument. And only in a sexist world would we think Clinton was somehow doing something wrong by ‘playing the woman card’ in the first place.

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