Carly Fiorina was in the the Republican Party early debate, the undercard if you will, away from prime time and the Top 10 contenders for the Republican nomination. It is not likely she will be on that stage again. Fiorina was prepared, polished and professional, clearly the winner among the seven second tier candidates for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential campaign. A Fox News Twitter poll found 83 percent of respondents thought she’d won the debate
Fiorina was direct in her criticism of Republican front runner Donald Trump and Democratic front runner Hilary Clinton, even weaving Bill Clinton into one of her answers.
“I didn’t get a phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race,” Fiorina said in a swipe at fellow candidate Donald Trump, who it was reportedly conversed w with the former Democratic president recently. “Did any of you get a phone call from Bill Clinton? I didn’t. Maybe it’s because I hadn’t given money to the foundation or donated to his wife’s Senate campaign.”
On Trump – “I would also say this,” she continued. “Since he has changed his mind on amnesty, health care and abortion I would ask what are the principles by which he would govern,” Fiorina said.
Fiorina told the audience what her first order of business would be after being elected, saying that she would call “my good friend, Bibi Netanyahu” on her first day in office to reiterate the United State’s unwavering commitment to defend Israel, as well as the Supreme Leader of Iran to inform him that she would restore sanctions unless every weapons site was completely open to U.S. inspections.
“Hillary Clinton lies about Benghazi, she lies about emails, she is still defending Planned Parenthood, and is still her party’s frontrunner,” she said in her closing statement. “2016 is going to be a fight between conservatism and a Democrat Party that is undermining the very character of this nation. We need a nominee who is going to throw every punch, not pull punches, and someone who cannot stumble before he even gets in the ring.”
Speaking of Clinton, Fiorina was blunt in her assessment following the debate with reporters, “What I think we need is a nominee who will tell it like it is,”
Looks like that exactly what she was tonight.