I watched an interview with Carly Fiorina today and was very impressed with her calmness and assurance as she said, “Barbara Boxer cannot say to me that I do not understand the challenges women face.” And she’s absolutely correct! This is the first time Barbara Boxer has faced a female for her job. Go, Carly, Go!
In a state where unemployment is 1/3 higher (12.3%) than the national rate of 9.5, government workers are being paid with I.O.U.s, and services have been drastically cut, Fiorina has her work cut out for her.
Personally, I think she’s up to the job. Come on! She has overcome breast cancer and has credibility where it’s needed most: the economy. She carries no beltway baggage, unlike Boxer. Fiorina knows what it is to have to WORK for a living, while Boxer has been on the public dole most of her adult life.
I intend to vote for Fiorina. She’s pro-life, she listens to what the people want, and she’s proficient in business. Also, she does not think so highly of herself that she’s unwilling to seek divine help.
Fiorina says she intends to hold Boxer accountable for her record. I pray she does! California has the nation’s third highest unemployment rate and Boxer keeps pushing programs with the same theme: spend more to create jobs. Fiorina, on the other hand, wants tax cuts so WE can create jobs.
I thought it particularly interesting that Boxer refused to be interviewed, choosing, instead to push yet another stimulus bill. While that may play well in liberal cities like San Francisco, it’s not playing well with Independent voters who have seen the unemployment rate increase since the stimulus bill went into effect.
And isn’t it amusing that those who feel threatened always seem to take jabs at their opponents instead of articulating FACTS? Boxer, trying to ‘scare’ Californians, is saying that a vote for Fiorina is a vote for former President George W. Bush’s failed policies of the past. Wow! Has she been taking lessons from our President?
Fiorina doesn’t seem intimidated one bit. “My family is stronger; my faith is stronger; I am stronger – and honestly it puts things in perspective. I have a lot of heart for this fight. It’s important and nothing about this fight scares me after what I’ve been through.”
I say, “Go, Carly, Go!”
Originally published @ April Lorier Perspective