Smart, Carly

In 2012, Democrats spun Mitt Romney's record in turning around bankrupt companies into the image of a heartless capitalist, with no qualms about putting people out of work in order to make a buck. That the moves which resulted in people losing their jobs were necessary and inevitable if others were to keep theirs, of course, was not something the Democrats bothered to mention.

Carly Fiorina lost her California Senate race- a race she appeared to be making shockingly competitive in the big, deep blue state on the Left Coast- because of a commercial Barbara Boxer's campaign ran painting her in similar terms- and as an incompetent CEO to boot. Trump supporters (displaying a disregard for the consequences of providing the Democrats with November ammunition against someone who might well turn out to be the Republican nominee reminiscent of the self-centered MO of their candidate) have adopted the same talking points.

In fact, Fiorina was the head of Hewlett Packard at a time when the tech sector was going through its roughest patch in history- and managed to amass a record not without its extremely impressive side. Taking a cue from the Romney experience, Carly is undertaking an effort to get her side of the story out there well in advance of a potential general election campaign- and in time to take some of the wind out of the sails of Trump's campaign to suggest that they'd better nominate him because all the alternatives have cooties.

Smart, Carly.

HT: Real Clear Politics


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