Carly Fiorina, ex-CEO at Hewlett-Packard, the technology company, has formally announced her presidential campaign for the 2016 race on Monday.
Fiorina, who sides with the Republican Party, has confirmed that she entered the competition for the GOP presidential nomination in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. At 60, Fiorina believes she is the perfect candidate to fill the position because she “understands how the economy actually works.”
Not only that, but she added that a president should have a firm grip of understanding bureaucracies and the current state of the American federal government, which she called “a giant, bloated, unaccountable, corrupt bureaucracy.”
Moreover, Carly Fiorina believes her background in technology might be of help in the office as a tool to reconnect with the population and reintegrate it the process of government.
Her former position could also make her fit, according to her interview, because it has helped her develop executive decision-making; it is very important that the president be ready to make tough decisions in tough times when stakes are very high – as well as being prepared to be accountable.
Fiorina touted her political inexperience – as she never held elected office before – to be an advantage and not a weakness. In the same interview on “Good Morning America,” she explained that the American population has grown tired of the political class and a lot of people would like to see a return to a citizen government.
Just a few minutes before she started her interview on ABC, Fiorina’s staff launched her official campaign website, which contained a similar proposition in the form of a short video.
As a public persona, Fiorina is mostly known for her time administering HP in the position of CEO. She started her job there in 1999, but six years later she was fired after a failed merger with Compaq, one of the major competitors.
After her announcement, a lot of critics called Fiorina a longshot candidate – most likely to remain the only woman to seek the GOP presidential nomination.
Just a few hours before Fiorina’s interview, Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite announced his own 2016 candidacy. Alongside former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Carson and Fiorina are fighting to become their party’s nominee.
This week, Fiorina is expected to make her first public appearance as presidential candidate on Tuesday in New York; by the end of the week, she will have campaigned in South Carolina, Iowa, and New Hampshire.
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