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Carly Fiorina: Change with SUBSTANCE

Carly is clearly McCain’s best choice for VP. She has all the business savvy and eloquence of Romney but without his negatives. She’s a very sharp speaker with or without a teleprompter. She sends a clear signal to the electorate that the McCain campaign isn’t afraid of successful women. She is both experienced and capable of boasting major accomplishments, yet nevertheless still only 6 years older than Obama.

She represents REAL change – you know, the kind with substance attached to it.

McCain is lucky to have her in his campaign, and I hope he’ll pick her as his vp.

McCain/Fiorina 2008.

Update:  McCain picked Palin.  I like Palin.  I still hope he puts Fiorina in his cabinet.

Categories: Carly Fiorina, John McCain
  1. August 25, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Carly is an excellent choice. Her business savvy is exactly what is needed to round out the ticket.
    Her unfair ousting from HP would be an additional asset to woo over the Clintonites upset that Hillary was passed over without any consideration from Barack Hussein Obama.

  2. cindyinatl
    August 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Anyone who thinks she is the best choice never worked for HP. While she was CEO. She practically ruined the company before they ousted her. Is that business savvy? I don’t think so. What experience does she have in government? Foreign policy? I think McCain could do much better.

  3. fredshelm
    August 25, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Cindy, are you referring to the merger? At the time, many were critical of it, believing that it world hurt HP in the long run. That’s why she was ousted. But, they were wrong, as any reasonable person can now see. It became a resounding success. You need to get with the times. Your opinion is several years outdated.

  4. August 25, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    The comment about not being afraid of successful women made me smile. Just look at Cindy McCain. No fear of successful women in this camp.

  5. Sean
    September 8, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    John McCain is an honorable man. However, I can’t believe he’s letting this woman serve as a spokesman. It’s the one quality of the McCain candidacy that makes this lifelong Republican seriously consider a vote for Obama.

    I’ve worked under Carly. She’s one of the most vain, dishonest, and power hungry people ever to walk on the face of the Earth. The same day she laid off 3000 workers, she placed an order for new Gulfstream jets, in the middle of a recession. The heck with the people and the needs of the business; Carly needs to look good.

    Carly did things at HP that would make Marie Antoinette blush.

    She’s a potential dictator and she has no place in this democracy. I wish she would just take her huge severance package and move to Dubai with all of the other overthrown, two bit dictators.

    HP’s current success is largely due to Mark Hurd’s focus on execution and rolling back most of Carly’s initiatives. Still, the damage is done to HP’s morale and it will take a decade or more to recover the loyalty. HP’s engineering will be handled by inexperienced college kids for awhile who don’t know the history while HP rebuilds the culture.

    I hate Carly with a passion and you should, too. She’s a dangerous person, especially if she gets into a government position with real political power.

    Plus, once she rides in Air Force One, there will be no stopping her from getting that airplane, no matter what she has to do to get it.

  6. fredshelm
    September 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Sean, should I be under the impression that she fired you at one point?

  7. Sean
    September 17, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Yes, I’m a proud “naysayer”, especially because history clearly proved how wrong she was about running the business.

    “Disgruntled employee”, in my experience, is the battle cry of bad management. Carly is about as bad as it gets and I’ve noticed she uses that “disgruntled” line quite a bit. If managers can evaluate employees, why can’t employees evaluate managers?

    I don’t think you’ll find an HP employee, former or present, who has one nice thing to say about Carly, other than about her looks and her marketing skills. I’m definitely not alone in my assessment of Carly’s leadership qualities. There are current HP Senior VPs who hate Carly much more than I.

    Personally, I was all for her changes, in the beginning, until I realized it was all about Carly. The “HP Way” *was* being used by a lot of groups to justify poor performance. The problem with Carly is she can do no wrong, at least in her own mind. She is a classic narcissistic, sociopath. A person in a leadership position who continues to pursue clearly failed policies without evaluating a decision’s feedback or the responses of their educated subordinates is not a good leader. A person who surrounds themselves with people who blindly say “yes” is not a good leader.

    McCain, as a fighter pilot, should be aware of Observe, Orient, Decide, and Attack (OODA); that’s how you *win* a battle. Carly sends less than intelligent lackeys out with suicide bomb vests to die for Allah; that’s how you *lose* a battle.

    Carly tacitly approved the private, illegal phone surveillance and social engineering attacks on anyone who had the gaul to bring up logical reasons why her policies were not working. Carly is Saddam Hussein in a wig and she ran HP like Saddam’s Iraq.

    I firmly believe in the chain of command and in a manager’s right to give lawful direction to their subordinates. However, you had to question every order Carly gave as to whether what she was asking would land you in prison. She has *no* moral center.

    HP went from having over $30 billion in the bank at the start of her tenure to being $15 billion in debt when she left.

    Actually, she’d probably fit right in with Washington with those numbers.

    Carly in any political leadership capacity scares me, especially if she’s close to the guy with the “Red Button”. I seriously question McCain’s judgment if he chooses to hire this type of person as one of his executives.

    There are other, very good, female corporate leaders out there. I think Sarah Palin is a great choice for VP and Meg Whitman is also a good choice for an advisor. However, for the good of his candidacy, he should distance himself from Carly.

  1. August 29, 2008 at 10:04 pm

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