Carly Fiorina — She has no business running. She will get torn apart by the left for being a female Republican. More importantly, her track record will be torn apart by the right for being one of failure. Fiorina did rise from being a secretary to become the multi-millionaire CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Nevertheless, her CEO tenure was disastrous.
The Compaq merger failed and the stock price languished. Democrats love to portray Republican CEOs as people who enrich themselves while firing ordinary workers. Romney was successfully attacked as a plutocrat vulture capitalist even though that narrative was false. In Fiorina’s case it is much truer. She tried to tie herself to Meg Whitman when both ladies ran for office in 2010. Whitman is a successful CEO. Florin is a failed CEO. Her role as an economic advisor to John McCain in 2008 produced more than one gaffe. She got rich building her brand, but so did Hillary Clinton and Kim Kardashian.
That may seem unfair, but expect the media to point it out. Like Hillary Clinton, Fiorina hopes that merely being a woman will allow people to forget her record.