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    Carly Fiorina suspends campaign

    Carly Fiorina suspends campaign

    We will miss her.

    Carly Fiorina just posted on her Facebook page that she is suspending her campaign:

    This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I’ve said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I’m not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.

    Our Republican Party must fight alongside these Americans as well. We must end crony capitalism by fighting the policies that allow it to flourish. We must fix our festering problems by holding our bloated, inept government bureaucracy accountable. Republicans must stand for conservative principles that lift people up and recognize all Americans have the right to fulfill their God-given potential.

    To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.

    As I have said to the many wonderful Americans I have met throughout this campaign, a leader is a servant whose highest calling is to unlock potential in others. I will continue to serve in order to restore citizen government to this great nation so that together we may fulfill our potential.

    I have to say that much more so than other candidates who have dropped out, I’ll miss Carly. She added a refreshing willingness and ability to go after Hillary.

    Carly had her chance to rise to the top after the first Republican debate, and she did for a short time. But it didn’t last.

    CNN post debate poll

    For whatever reason, she just couldn’t sustain the momentum. She never convinced the voters to seriously consider her as their top choice for president, even if she was lower down on the list.

    She has proven herself an able campaigner, and needs to be on the short list for VP nominees.

    Without further ado, here are some of my favorite Carly moments:

    This probably was her most well-known debate moment:

    And here, she spoke a truth:

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    Oh… and a correction to my comment last evening…

    Rubio didn’t get any delegates at all.

    Now he limps into S.C. a wounded man.


     
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    buckeyeminuteman | February 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Well said, Professor. Out of the 16 originally running she was in my top 6 and she’s outlasted all but 2 of them.


     
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    Jakespeed | February 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I’ll miss Carly because of her Fiscal/Small Government Conservatism. Her 1-2-3 punches of 1) Shrinking Government through Attrition (by not replacing Retiring Employees), 2) Zero-Base Budgeting (which will rid the Bureaucracy of useless programs and incompent management) and 3) a Flat-Tax, “where everyone’s of gets gored (and where the IRS can no longer be weaponized against any political group),” was unmatched by ANY OTHER CANDIDATE.

    I wish she could have gotten the endorsements of Scott Walker and Rick Perry when they dropped out of the race. That might have been enough to keep her going, but alas a shrewd young Texan pounced on those opportunities.

    We know that Trump won’t choose her as VEEP (“look at that face!” – I’m betting on Michael Bloomberg as his partner, whether he runs as a Republicrat, a Democrat-Socialist or an Independent. However, maybe Cruz, that shrewd Texan, will see the wisdom of Carly Fiorina as a credible running mate, that attracts Fiscal/Small Government Conservatives and Liberterians.

    Carly, will be missed. She was close with the Islamist. That is not good. She did have a lot of conflicting stories that followed her around.


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