Carly Fiorina is the running mate of choice for Ted Cruz. Wow! Think of all the problems we have in this country and then ask yourself why he would pick her as his running mate? Of all the people he could and should pick, he goes with one of the worst CEOs in American history? I’ll tell you why he selected her — because Fiorina is the only person who would say yes to running with a desperate candidate like Cruz.
Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard (1999-2005), told the audience at a CNN presidential debate that she “doubled the size of HP, quadrupled its top-line growth rate, quadrupled its cash flow, and tripled its rate of innovation.”
But Fiorina failed to explain during the debate that the company doubled in size because she pushed HP to merge with Compaq in 2001. That merger led to a company with two times the revenue, but only half of the value. It remains one of the worst mergers of all time.
Fiorina also laid off 30,000 HP employees, moved thousands of jobs to China and India, and was fired by the board after a period so tumultuous that some disgruntled employees continue to refer to her as “Chainsaw Carly” or “Carly Failorina.” Her severance package was worth an estimated $42 million. Her former employees described her as “a terrible leader, really, really bad, as bad as they come.” She is another example of how the insiders grab the golden parachutes when times are bad — and they leave the hard working employees to pick up the pieces.
Fiorina sold products to Iran. While campaigning for president, Fiorina promised to take a hardline stand on Iran. However, Bloomberg reported that during her time as CEO of HP, she “sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products to Iran through a foreign subsidiary, despite strict U.S. export sanctions.”
She praised Islam. A mere two weeks after the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks on America, Carly Fiorina gave a speech in which she referred to Islam as the greatest civilization in the world. In her concluding statement, she said, “Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership.”
Picking Fiorina says a lot about Ted Cruz, and not of it is good.
Tomorrow we will outline her amnesty friendly policy ideas.