Everyone is talking about Carly Fiorina a lot more since the night of the recent CNN debate. Afterward, she was said by many to have distinguished herself from the rest of the pack. She did have well rehearsed stock answers to the questions that were undoubtedly given ahead of time, and managed to at least act credible compared to Trump and Ted Cruz. However, a scripted debate performance will not help her escape her past.
This is not Fiorina’s first run for office. She tried becoming a California Senator once in 2010, and it did not go well for her. She, like Meg Whitman (also of Hewlett Packard fame), thought that they could just blatantly buy elections that year using their vast personal fortunes. Thankfully, neither one of them won that year after spending ungodly amounts of money on these vanity projects. Carly’s problem in particular was that she was up against Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who is a professional and does not mess around with hard hitting facts about her opponents. In the space of a single campaign ad, Senator Boxer completely destroyed Fiorina’s electability in the state.
Watch the ad that sealed the fate of Fiorina in 2010:
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