Monday, September 21, 2015

When it comes to Carly, ask yourself 'why'



Ask yourself why it is that CNN changed their debate policy, knowing full well that it would bring Carly Fiorina onto the stage to debate. Prior to that little changeroo, her poor polling had left her off the A-list.  

In July a piece published by CNN listed the big corporate funders of  Carly's Super PAC.  It is a who's who of Silicon Valley big business; exactly the corporate types the occupy movement and liberal media hate with a passion.  More important, the article states that her poll numbers were very low and suggested that all she needed was a chance. 
 "The roster of high-powered donors backing Fiorina suggests that if she were to have a breakout moment later in the cycle, she would have a unique network of supporters to turn to."
Seems Fiorina got that chance when CNN suddenly decided early September to amended the GOP Debate criteria. By tweaking the criteria, CNN was able to foist Fiorina into that debate, despite her low poll numbers. Could it be that CNN is pushing for a Fiorina nomination?  Why is CNN involving itself in the GOP nomination selection, especially considering their liberal leanings? 

Could it be CNN expects their liberal pals will eviscerate Fiorinra, should she get the nomination, over the illegal Iran deals done under her guard of HP? In fact, Fiorina's dealings with Iran and Russia are downright disturbing considering there has been a trade embargo since 1997, and more particularly because, as the CEO of HP, she claims to not know anything about the deals. 
“Carly has no knowledge of these alleged actions,” said her spokeswoman, Amy Thoma. “When she served as the CEO of HP if she had been aware of any illegal or inappropriate behavior by any employee she would have taken action immediately to terminate the parties involved.”
Except, kinda she did know according to this insightful Gawker article. Methinks Fiorina's ousting as CEO has a lot more to do with her business deals than it does with professional jealousy and difference of opinions, as she tried to pass off at the CNN debate. 

As I see it, Ms. Fiorina's character is about on par with that of Hillary Clinton and I think the GOP needs to continue looking for their rising star because Fiorina could possibly lose the election with a spotty background as undesirable as Clinton's. 

Might CNNs desire to dictate the election also come into play here? After all, their love affair with Barack Obama helped get him elected. Could they be jockying for the first woman president now? Either way, we need to be wary of last minute changes in debate lineups, especially when GOP elite RNC Chairman Reince Priebus welcomes it so. When the GOP elitists welcome changes that can dramatically affect the nomination, you just have to ask yourself why.