While everyone else is hanging around waiting for the “real nominees” (all 10 of them) to take the stage later this evening, Carly Fiorina just slaughtered the competition in the first GOP debate. It wasn’t even close. If she does what she did tonight to Hillary, they’ll put her in jail for murder.
So not close, that she was the most searched candidate during the debate in EVERY state except for Louisiana (Jindal – do you guys really not know about your own Governor?!) and Alaska (Rick Perry).
First off, check out this video of who her first two calls as President would be made to… Can I get an AMEN, people?! BOO. YAH.
One of her strongest moments was when debate moderator Martha MacCallum pointed out the huge discrepency between Fiorina’s poll numbers when compared with Donald Trump’s. Not only did she, rightfully, point out that no one actually knows the principles by which Trump would govern (the man’s changed his political parties about as often as his wives), but then she lowered the “he’s not-so-unconnected-to-DC-and-Democrats-as-he’d-like-you-to-think BOOM:
“I don’t know,” she said, “I didn’t get a phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race. Did any of you guys get a phone call from Bill Clinton? I didn’t.”
“Maybe,” she speculated, “it’s because I didn’t give money to the [Clinton] Foundation or donate money to his wife’s Senate campaign.”
Honey badger at it again. Carly Fiorina don’t give a sh**.
But she did have a little something to say about Trump’s popularity:
“He’s tapped into an anger,” Fiorina continued. “They’re sick of politics as usual. Whatever your issue, your cause, the festering problem you thought would be resolved — the political class has failed you.”
Good news, though. Being in the “unpopular candidates” debate is quite possibly the best thing that could have happened to Carly Fiorina. As Michael Patrick Leahy pointed out:
— MichaelPatrick Leahy (@michaelpleahy) August 6, 2015
Shortly after the debate ended, Carly for America sent out a fundraising email that included some pretty powerful language:
While the ten participants on the prime time stage will engage in two hours of sound bytes and bickering, Carly took to the air at 5 PM and laid out a vision that will make our country stronger, safer, healthier and more free. That voice was the one that should be there taking on the career politicians behind those podiums. That voice should be one the American people hear tonight.
Carly may not be on that prime time debate stage, but that isn’t going to stop her or us. Not for a second. We won’t get the free media that all the guys from Washington will, but that only means we’ll need to work harder. It won’t be free, but we’re going to band together and get the resources built out to be successful in every state across the country. We can’t let one Republican voter make up their mind without first having heard what Carly is all about.
Carly Fiorina, the Conservative honey badger.
P.S. Don’t forget to check back in the morning for our exclusive interview with Carly, herself. Trust me, it’s good. Let’s just say she mentions “growing a pair” and it made my day.