CNN changes its rules so that Fiorina can participate in the second GOP debate on September 16. The original rules discounted Fiorina because the average of polls conducted between July 16 and Sept. 10 minimized the significant rise in Fiorina’s numbers since her performance of the first non-prime-time “undercard” debate of longshot contenders.
Perry, Santorum, Jindal, Fiorina, Graham, Pataki and Gilmore will not appear in the GOP presidential debate in Cleveland, OH. They are below the threshold set by the average of of five recent national polls to calculate the top 10 candidates.
Fiorina calls on Obama to release the text of the trade deal:
Of course, I support free and fair trade. But President Obama has made lofty promises before and we’ve learned with this White House that the devil is in the details. And the details are frequently very different than the lofty goals with which he describes the deal. So I’d like President Obama to tell us what’s in his trade deal before we grant him this broad fast track authority. So far, though, he’s been unwilling to do that and Hillary won’t even take a position on it. That should concern us. Mr. President, if you want TPA to pass, please just tell us what is in TPP.
Fiorina tweets a photo of a military cemetery and a message for Memorial Day.
This Memorial Day we pause to remember and commemorate all those who have given so much to defend this blessed nation.
This Memorial Day we pause to remember & commemorate all those who have given so much to defend this blessed nation. pic.twitter.com/YwRPzIYQz3
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) May 25, 2015
While interviewed on CNN’s State of the Union, Fiorina says she supports the Supreme Court’s decision giving employers the right to not cover certain types of birth control.
The women of Hobby Lobby had access to contraception through their company insurance plan before Obamacare; they have access to contraception — 16 forms of it — after the ruling. But somehow, you know, this is the long arm of business and the Republican party reaching into the body of women. It’s ridiculous.
Fiorina heads the new PAC called the Unlocking Potentials program, a GOP initiative intended to draw more women to the party during the midterm elections and narrowing the gender gap.
[Fiorina will work to] develop and shape messaging on a wide range of issues that directly relate to independent female voters. . . We have studied the successful campaigns and movements that have applied targeted and personal grassroots efforts to stimulate positive action. They focus on real interactions; door-to-door and person-to-person contacts, and not just television advertising.
Fiorina has surgery for breast cancer at Stanford hospital less than two weeks after her diagnosis. Chief of staff:
Fiorina has an excellent prognosis for a full recovery, and is expected to return to all of the activities to which she is enthusiastically committed.
Hewlett-Packard board forces Fiorina to resign.
While I regret the board and I have differences about how to execute HP’s strategy, I respect their decision.
HP hires Fiorina as CEO although she has no experience in the computer industry. She says the company has plenty of computer people, she plans to focus more on the type of person who should be running the company.
Look, lack of computer expertise is not Hewlett-Packard’s problem. There are loads of people here who can provide that. I’ve demonstrated an ability to pick up quickly on the essence of what’s important. I know what I don’t know. And I know that our strengths are complementary. You have deep engineering prowess. I bring strategic vision, which HP needs.
Fiorina is first outsider named CEO and President of HP. Board Member:
She is quite simply the ideal candidate to leverage HP’s core strengths in the rapidly changing information-systems industry and to lead this great company well into the new millennium.