Even though she’s got the classier, more fantastic Facebook fans, Carly Fiorina won’t be in the prime time debate tonight.
And just like the honey badger, she don’t care.
“Well, first of all, these are national polls … national polls measure, among other things, name ID; about 40 percent of Republicans have heard my name, in other words, the vast majority of Republican voters, nevermind Americans, still don’t know who I am, so that’s not unexpected considering I’m not a professional politician,” Fiorina said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“We’ve got a long way to go here, it’s a long race and I’ll look forward to the happy-hour debate.”
The “happy hour debate” is the 5:00 debate Fox News is having with the candidates who didn’t make the prime time one, which many think is Carly Fiorina’s to lose, and other think could be her break-out moment.
The Republican debate “undercard” features a wealth of experience and some serious policy accomplishments and innovations. It also features, with the exception of Fiorina, a crowded stage of very typical politicians.
Based on a limited glimpse of most of these candidates at Monday’s surreal forum in New Hampshire, only Fiorina has the chops to break through the clutter of standard talking points.
At media and public appearances throughout the short campaign, Fiorina is one of the few candidates who acts as if the stakes in the election actually matter. She seems to understand that the nation faces serious existential challenges.
This is the part where I let you know that we were lucky enough to score an interview with the Honey Badger herself for this week’s ‘Louder with Crowder’. Check back tomorrow for the full videocast!