GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina took to MSNBC this morning to go after Hillary Clinton’s official presidential campaign launch speech, noting that “if you’re a liberal Democrat, she did fine.”
The content of speech was “a long litany of left wing causes” and “deeply contradictory … in a lot of ways,” Fiorina said.
“I mean, she says wants to campaign for all Americans and then throws every Republican out there under the bus. She talked about being a champion for the middle class and then proceeds to talk about a set of energy policies that will raise energy bills for the middle class. She talked about money in politics. She’s going to raise more of that money than anyone else,” she continued.
“So, as usual, a deeply contradictory speech. But, hey, it was a good launch. It was a great rally. She had a good rally in Iowa. I guess she actually took an interview from The Des Moines Register. So, we should not underestimate her.”
Fiorina stressed that probably knows “more world leaders on the stage today than anyone running, with the possible exception of Hillary Clinton.”
“Although I didn’t do photo ops with them, I had private meetings with them,” the former CEO said.
“I understand bureaucracies and what it takes to move them. Because our government is one giant, bloated, unaccountable, corrupt, inept bureaucracy now. I understand technology. I understand that guarding a server with Secret Service agents doesn’t keep it from being hacked, for example. And I understand executive leadership, which is making a tough call in a tough time for which you’re prepared to be held accountable,” she said.
“I think those things I just named are what’s required to do the job of president of the United States now.”
Fiorina then fielded a series of questions from the MSNBC hosts about Wall Street regulation, zero-base budgeting and applying the lessons of running a corporation to running a bloated bureaucracy.
“How long has the Veterans Administration not been serving our veterans? How long has the IRS been unaccountable? This latest hack from the Chinese, we should be able to deal with that. When I chaired the advisory board at the CIA, we knew ten years ago that the Chinese had a major strategy to hack into federal government databases,” she said.
“It’s inept. And I believe I have a set of experiences. I understand how you move bureaucracies. I think there are a lot of politicians who maybe know how to give speeches and know how to vote. But moving a bureaucracy is a very difficult task. And I think we need to lift the weight of this government, the ineptitude of this government, off the potential of this nation for every American.”
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