Carson and Fiorina? You've Got to Be Kidding!

Imagine a Carson-Fiorina ticket … Ok, maybe then we should talk about the Fox Business debate in Milwaukee. For some, Carson is quiet. a little confused, and a little confusing when it comes to economic policy. None of these things apply to Carly Fiorina, who is sharp, clear and forceful. Her words on following every dollar in zero-based budgeting elicited heartfelt applause rather than the partisan braying for this or that speaker.

On foreign policy Carson managed to at least handle more complex issues in a debate format. He's no Rubio on the debate floor, but he makes more points - especially with his constituents - than is given credit for perhaps. Fiorina re-did much of her CNN-debate talking points list on foreign policy in Milwaukee. But she caught fire again unlike the CNBC debate. She was clear and convincing and having fun.

On faith, Fiorina's words on Planned Parenthood two debates ago resonated forcefully. And Dr. Ben Carson has earned the trust of millions who see and share his deep and abiding faith. There's no gaps to bridge there, even if their styles are almost diametrically opposed.

Could Carly Fiorina be the kind of VP who makes Al Gore's Vice Presidency look like mere ribbon cutting and memoir writing? Before listing all the reasons that neither Carson or Fiorina are right for either job, imagine the pair as the GOP ticket. Running against what now looks to be Hillary Clinton.

If anything, Fiorina might just be writing herself a VP ticket with several GOP candidates. Not overwhelmingly likely of course. They - whoever the they is - will choose someone they know and trust to run with them. Rubio and Fiorina? Cruz and Fiorina? Doesn't feel right, does it? And should somehow, Jeb Bush win the nomination, he's got a list of VP candidates dozens long no doubt. We might even recognize some of them from previous administrations.

So while Rubio garnishes most of the media gushing for what was another crisp and passionate performance, imagining two of the most unlikely outsiders teaming up is an interesting thought.

Posted by Keeley at November 12, 2015 8:54 PM
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Comment #400517

Keeley, my choice at this moment is a Cruz/Rubio ticket.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 13, 2015 1:14 PM
Comment #400520

RF,
Cruz and Rubio and busy flaming each other over immigration even as we speak. Bridges are being burned. Cruz and Rubio will never share the same ticket. Rubio and Kasich would both be good choices for VP, but it is hard to see anyone at the top of the ticket who would want a traditional politician at their side, even if that politician might be able to deliver a crucial swing state in an election, such as OH or FL.

Fiorina is going nowhere. Despite the early efforts by FOX to push her candidacy, her polls remain mired in the single digits because she keeps making unforced mistakes during debates. She tells absolute whoppers. Speaking time during a debate is only five to ten minutes, yet she can’t go that long without stepping in it. This has nothing to do with ‘gotcha’ questions. She just feels compelled to make stuff up.

She also comes across badly- very angry and intense. Great for attacking HRC, but not something voters want to see in a president. Some woman on a popular show said Fiorina looked “demented,” and while that may be sexist, Fiorina brought that kind of nasty putdown on herself. She looks that way because of botox. Her face shows little expression, a side effect of too many injections intended to eliminate wrinkles. When she tries to smile, it just looks kind of scary because some of the facial muscles have been paralyzed by the treatments, yet her eyes still glitter with anger.

Her resume as a failed CEO does not help. Neither does her only previous political experience, which involved losing a Senate race in a landslide. (Trump has already pointed both of these vulnerabilities out, as well as her scary looking face).

Her best hope is a cabinet position should a Republican win the White House.

Carson continues to be one of the most bizarre candidates in modern times. That takes some doing! We’re going way down there, down in Bachmann/Cain/Trump territory. When it comes to issues and policies, he has no idea of what he is talking about, and it is obvious. He rambles. He quietly spouts nonsense. And that is good enough to lead some polls!

Posted by: phx8 at November 13, 2015 1:44 PM
Comment #400531

phx8, your assessment doesn’t affect or determine what I think. Please…don’t vote in Republican primaries. Just vote for the pathetic democrat choices.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 13, 2015 3:15 PM
Comment #400538

Of course what I say does not affect what you think, RF, But it sure is fun to call it, see it happen, and watch conservatives crap out every single time!

By the way, I predicted Cruz from the very beginning. Still will predict he will be the nominee, although Trump’s lead in the polls is lasting longer than I would ever have imagined.

Posted by: phx8 at November 13, 2015 3:35 PM
Comment #400540

By the way, I predicted Cruz from the very beginning. Still will predict he will be the nominee, although Trump’s lead in the polls is lasting longer than I would ever have imagined.
Posted by: phx8 at November 13, 2015 3:35 PM

LOL…I predicted Hillary from the get go. What great minds.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 13, 2015 4:30 PM
Comment #400546

RF
I have a serious question on HRC How is she going to effectively serve while serving in Leavenworth?

Posted by: tom humes at November 13, 2015 5:30 PM
Comment #400547

Well tom, I don’t disagree on where she should go if the FBI investigation is unimpeded by the Justice (LOL) department and leads to criminal activity charges as suspected by many.

Posted by: Royal Flush at November 13, 2015 6:17 PM
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