Carly Fiorina versus Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator from California
Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator from California
Carly Fiorina, candidate for U.S. Senate from California in GOP primary
Carly Fiorina, candidate for U.S. Senate from California in GOP primary

Fiorina Running against Boxer--You Gotta Be Kidding!

Carly Fiorina, failed CEO of Hewlett Packard, and controversial adviser ousted from McCain's campaign staff, recently announced that's she's running against Barbara Boxer who has represented California in the U.S. Senate since 1992.

Carley Fiorina, L.A. Times 11-4-09
Carley Fiorina, L.A. Times 11-4-09

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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

And the attacks are beginning. I am seeing a lot of sexiest attacks against conservative women on the internet.

Keep on hubbing!


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

What is it with liberal men ( and women ) that so terrifies them of strong, intelligent, and capable conservative women..? Carly holds Bachelor degrees in Medieval History, Philosophy from Stanford, an MBA from the Univ. of Maryland, and an MS in Management from MIT...

I am particularly disappointed with your unconscionable use of the " bald " picture of Carly. She was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in the year and this was the result of chemotherapy treatments. How dare you use such an inexcusable and insensitive photo comparison with Boxer....You have lost my respect Mr Deeds...I'm removing myself from your fan base...Larry


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago Author

You have a point. I added a better photo. She's actually quite attractive---looking, anyway. Also she looks well-qualified at least on paper, much more so than Sarah Palin. However, she was quite contraversial at HP and in the McCain campaign. She's a bit of a gadfly. Everything I said about Fiorina is true. I didn't make it up.

[I hope you also removed yourself as a fan from the loonies who have been calling Obama everything from a Marxist to a Nazi, far worse than anything on this page.]


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

What you don't know, and couldn't know, was that my wife is a two-time breast cancer survivor...a most hellish time in our lives...as a consequence I am very sensitive to remarks in that regard...

I am not a fan of any that you have suggested as loonies...however, I do find Obama unqualified and radically flawed to lead this country...I am not swayed by eloquence, only actions...and those actions taken ( or not taken as in Afghanistan ) are the markers I use for consideration of competency...Obama is a classic example of the Peter Principle....

Incidentally, you may want to peruse this article out of Chicago, his home town, re the shootings at Fort Hood recently...http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/A-Disconne...


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago Author

That's pretty nit picky. I heard his remarks re Fort Hood on the radio. What he said was completely appropriate, in my opinion. Maybe he should have hired Glenn Beck to cry and moan for us.


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago Author

Maven, note picture and link above from L.A. Times 11-4-09 with photo of Carly Fioring visiting a factory sans hair or wig. Apparently she is not sensitive about the loss of her hair due to cancer therapy. I'll bet she's not a slam dunk for winning the GOP primary, let alone beating Boxer in the election. She's smart but carries a lot of baggage.


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago Author

Maven--Here's an example of what I'm talking about wrt loonies

TPM Editors Blog

The Freak Show We Live In

Josh Marshall | November 6, 2009, 5:07PM

It's a pretty unhappy commentary that it has to be reported as news that people are taking issue with the use of pictures of the Dachau death camp as an illustration of the horrors of health care reform. But, alas, such is the world we're living in. Today Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) criticized Rep. Bachmann for the Holocaust imagery --- and really, what the hell is going on here? People carrying banners with Dachau and the crowd chanting "Nazi, Nazi" when the President and key Dems are mentioned. And GOP leaders just stand their whooping it up like it's all good stuff?

Anyway, pardon the outburst. So Israel says that. And now Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) is calling the Dachau posters "inappropriate" and even crossing the red line of criticizing Rush Limbaugh's habit of equating Obama and Hitler.

Can't wait for the ritual apology. How long you figure it'll take?


John McCutchen 6 years ago

Carlyfiornia v. Boxer????

Not so fast

The Fruitcakes are going to scozzafava her.

DeMint yesterday announced his support of uberloon Chuck Devore.

Even the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee's not safe.

A bagger's just entered the race against Pete Sessions

The Urban Dictionary:

Scozzafavaed (Pronounced: /sko?z?fav?d/) -verb

1. Purged of moderation, e.g., within in a Congressional district

2. Inadvertently revealed internal chaos, e.g., within in (sic) a political party

3. Adj., Doomed due to popular support of the GOP electorate

"Dude, you see Glenn Beck talking about how our congressman supports indoctrinating us in the ways of socialism through paper money last night?


John McCutchen 6 years ago

The inmates now own the Asylum

TPMDC

Club For Growth's New Involvement In Florida Race Spurred By Rubio's Fundraising Success

Eric Kleefeld | November 6, 2009, 5:17PM

Yesterday, the Club For Growth launched a new attack ad against Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL), a moderate who is facing a challenge in the GOP primary for Senate from the more conservative former state House Speaker Marco Rubio -- which was, in fact, a change from the Club's previous skepticism about getting involved in this race.

Back in July, when Crist was much further ahead in both polls and fundraising, the Club's executive director David Keating had said the Club was still looking at where it could best spend its money: "We have to look at his race versus all the others we're interested in, and there are going to be a lot of competitive races."

Today, Keating told TPM that Rubio's recent pick-up in fundraising, taking in about $1 million for the previous quarter, was an encouraging sign.

"Well I think the ad stands on its own. It's not meant to be an endorsement or something that says he [Crist] shouldn't be governor or Senator. But I would say we're definitely leaning into that direction of endorsing Rubio, but we haven't made any final decision yet," said Keating. "The thing that got us more interested was the more recent fundraising report by Rubio. And I think I've consistently told media in response to inquiries, it's our belief that Rubio doesn't need to match Crist dollar for dollar to win, but he does need enough money to get his message out in Florida. So we're guessing he probably needs $4 million or $5 million for this race."

Keating also said that the recent decision to go after Crist was not influenced by the Club's success in promoting Doug Hoffman in the NY-23 special election, in which he overtook moderate GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava and narrowly lost to Democrat Bill Owens. Keating said Rubio faces the challenge of attracting attention as one of many races -- and of getting it soon enough to make a difference.

Keating was even surprised by the degree of national attention that Hoffman got, with figures like Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) endorsing him over the regular Republican. "Will this happen for Rubio? I don't know, it might," said Keating. "If it happens, when will it happen? Will it be early enough for him to do something with it?"


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Boxer Is a guaranteed has been and not a minute to soon . Chuck Devore will be the one to unseat her not Fiorina .


ColdWarBaby 6 years ago

They all have only one interest: self.


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

CWB I so agree with you on that . And that Is why I keep shouting for everyone to register Independent and get a viable third party ! The two party system has failed us !


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JamesBenjaminJrMD 6 years ago from USA

Man do I HATE cancer. Good Hub Mr. Ralph Deeds.


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago Author

The GOP might do better in this race if they nominated Carly Simon! Thanks for the comments, especially from San Francisco political guru John McCutcheon. If McCutcheon says it, your can take it to the bank.


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jiberish 6 years ago from florida

Deeds you're ruthless as usual!


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago Author

Thanks! That's my middle name.


ColdWarBaby 6 years ago

tony, the people who represent us in government should BE us, not members of the moneyed elite.

Our current government is no government at all but merely a subsidiary of the korporate plutocracy.


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago Author

We don't need to worry about Carly; the Tea Baggers will get her.

Barney Frank: Tea Partiers Lost At 'Are You Smarter Than Michele Bachmann'

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) joked on Friday about the Capitol Hill Tea Party, telling an audience: "Some of the people (at the rally) that wanted to engage me in conversation appeared to have been the losers in the 'Are you smarter than Michele Bachmann contest?'"

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