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Cruz Taps Fiorina for VP

Good pick. The short-term political calculations are obvious, but purely as a ticket, I like the choice.

“After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina,” Cruz said during a rally in Indianapolis.

Fiorina joined the Texas senator on stage, and Cruz’s staff changed the podium in between Cruz and Fiorina’s remarks to display a new logo featuring both their names.

“Ted could not be more right in what he said: There is a lot at stake, and in fact, this is a fight, this is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our nation,” Fiorina said. “I’ve had tough fights all my life. Tough fights don’t worry me a bit.”

Walker: Fiorina Was Going to Win Debate No Matter What

Ouch. Looks like some grapes are a wee bit sour.

Carly Fiorina was always going to win last night’s debate, griped rival Scott Walker, whose own performance at last night’s Republican debate was panned by political pundits.

‘I think going in, we knew the narrative, no matter what was going to happen, was that they were going to say Carly had a big night, no matter what, and obviously they said that,’ Walker said Thursday on Glenn Beck’s radio show, blaming the political media for making the call and crowning Fiorina the winner. 

While the Wisconsin governor had once been considered a top-tier GOP pick, Fiorina was among the pack’s longshots, though has been surging in the polls in recent weeks.

Perhaps, but whatever narrative may have been intended, there is no doubt that Fiorina impressed.

Fiorina Likely to Participate in CNN Debate


The organizers of the next Republican presidential debate have announced changes to debate criteria that mean former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will almost certainly join the rest of the top-tier candidates on the main stage at the Reagan Library on Sept. 16.

“CNN reevaluated its criteria and decided to add a provision that better reflects the state of the race since the first Republican presidential debate in August,” the network announced. “Now, any candidate who ranks in the top 10 in polling between August 6 and September 10 will be included.”

The CNN move is being greeted as a positive development, and not only for the most obvious reason, which is that a woman will be in the mix, in contrast to the 10-man tableau that a huge national television audience saw at the first debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland.

Don’t you love the editorializing that the most “obvious reason” this is good news is that she’s a woman? The Washington Post has internalized the “War on Women” meme that Hillary Clinton plans to use in the general election. For me, the most “obvious reason” this is a good thing is that she is a smart businesswoman who articulates a conservative vision for our nation.



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