National Politics - 2016

Carly Fiorina: Hillary Clinton Must Answer “Everyday South Carolinians”

GOP CANDIDATE POSES QUESTIONS TO CLINTON FROM PALMETTO STATE VOTERS || By FITSNEWS ||  In a nifty political move, Carly Fiorina – the only woman currently seeking the “Republican” presidential nomination – is putting presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to the test using the voices of “everyday South Carolinians.” After…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  In a nifty political move, Carly Fiorina – the only woman currently seeking the “Republican” presidential nomination – is putting presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to the test using the voices of “everyday South Carolinians.”

After spending tons of time in Iowa and New Hampshire in the wake of her formal entry into the race, Clinton is at long last making her first visit to the early voting Palmetto State this week.

Why the multi-week delay?  Well, Clinton got pummeled in South Carolina by then-Senator Barack Obama back in 2008 … meaning she was clearly in no hurry to take her “everyday Americans” tour to the Palmetto State.

Fiorina – looking to make a name for herself among the crowded GOP presidential field – wants to put Clinton to the test.

Unfortunately, Clinton doesn’t seem to be a big fan of the interrogative endeavor – as her campaign has repeatedly shielded her from having to face reporters.  In fact Clinton took just nine questions from the press during her first month as a candidate.

“Hillary Clinton seems averse to answering questions in anything other than brief, scripted responses,” said Kaaren Mann, Fiorina’s regional field director. “People across the state want to know what she believes and how she will lead our country.  If she is going to ask voters questions, it would be great if she would answer theirs, too.  Mrs. Clinton, I join those who are asking the questions in welcoming your responses.”

Here are the questions Fiorina’s campaign released …

Erin M., Moncks Corner – “Mrs. Clinton, The Clinton Foundation has been under fire in the media for accepting donations from foreign governments who were also lobbying the State Dept. while you were Secretary of State. What can you say to convince us it wasn’t a ‘pay to play?’”

Allison R., Florence – “Mrs. Clinton, the spending policies of previous administrations have been out of control, resulting in a skyrocketing federal debt. What would you do to solve the debt crisis?”

Ben R., Myrtle Beach – “Mrs. Clinton, in hindsight, it seems clear we should have kept a troop presence in Iraq. Knowing what you know now, would you still vote against the surge in Iraq?”

Morganne M., Charleston – “Mrs. Clinton, advances in medical technology have reshaped the debate over abortion, significant majorities of Americans – including a majority of women in some polls – consider themselves pro-life. Those advances are only going to continue to give us a clearer picture about life’s origins. Where do you stand on when life begins?”

Victoria R., Columbia – “Mrs. Clinton, you’ve said that you will go beyond what the president has done in terms of immigration reform. What would you do and please explain how it would be legal.”

Dan H., Anderson – “Mrs. Clinton, President Obama was reluctant and slow to engage ISIS. Are air strikes the right response to their declared motive to plant their flag on the White House? In other words, what would you do to keep your aspired homestead safe from ISIS?”

Richard H., Beaufort – “Mrs. Clinton, most people denounce your handling of Benghazi as a catastrophe. Can you tell us what happened and what would you do differently if you had the chance?”

Esther W., Simpsonville – “Mrs. Clinton, you came out against RFRA laws in Indiana and Arkansas that were similar to the federal law your husband signed during his presidency. As president, how will you work to secure the rights of religious persons in America?”

Intersting …

Fiorina’s campaign is also promoting an existing social media campaign – #AskHillary – in an effort to drive additional questions Clinton’s way.

While Clinton is in Columbia, S.C. address several Democratic groups, Fiorina will address “Republican” lawmakers in the state’s capitol city.  Unlike Clinton, she’ll also be taking questions after her appearance.

“We’ve answered hundreds of questions from reporters because we believe the American people will not and should not elect a president that can’t answer for her record, won’t explain her positions or for whom the truth is whatever she can get away with,” Fiorina spokeswoman Sarah Flores said.


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Failed CEO May 27, 2015 at 11:11 am

Yes, Hillary should waste her time trying to woo a blood red state. What a brilliant campaign strategy.

I can’t figure out for the life of me why HP let her go!

guest May 27, 2015 at 12:08 pm

“Disabilities resulting from a TBI depend upon the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health of the individual,” says the NINDS.

And following TBI, “common disabilities include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell), communication (expression and understanding).”

Klit Ton May 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES iT MAKE if she’s more together than that Reagan guy who could remember his own name during his last term?

Jonny Logic May 27, 2015 at 11:12 am

Gotta love those questions from our esteemed SC citizens. All those questions tell me is that we have a lot of people locked onto Faux news.

Jack May 27, 2015 at 11:28 am

Exactly, lets all watch the network makes us dumber every time we turn it on.

guest May 27, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Will the media, in the interests of disclosure and transparency, make sure Clinton’s injury and potential long-term consequences are disclosed and analyzed? Or will they ignore the story, blame the messenger and adopt Clinton’s response, “What difference does it make?”?

Jonny Logic May 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

Would be great if Hillary got to address these questions to the people that asked them.

For example, you from Beaufort, you are SOOO concerned about Benghazi, can you tell me what country that is located in? What happened there? How Exactly does it bother YOU that 4 people were killed thousands of miles away? And if it bothers you SOOO much, who died? What were their names?

Or, you from Moncks Corner, can you tell me what YOU know about the Clinton Foundation and how it works, since you are SOOO concerned about it?

guest May 27, 2015 at 12:05 pm

The former president revealed that his wife’s injury “required six months of … “They went to all this trouble to say she had staged what was a terrible … situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.

“Hillary,your husband says you are brain damaged.Can we trust you with the nuclear ‘football’ and codes?”

shifty henry May 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Do you hear a ringing in your ear? Do you answer the phone when you hear a ringing in your ear? How about that “3-AM PHONE CALL” ..??

RogueElephant May 27, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Bernie ? As in Bernie Sanders ? Really ? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Jonny Logic May 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm

I know. His plans to help the average citizen are really funny stuff.

Marie Barf May 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm

What’s really funny is the idea that he cares about average citizens. That’s a joke. He’s a proud self-proclaimed socialist, where the government and state thrives at the expense of average citizens. Try some new logic, Jonny.

Jonny Logic May 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Please explain on how reigning in campaign spending and making corporations and the 1% pay their fair share hurts the average citizen.

Marie Barf May 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Jonny – I’m going to give you a dose of reality. As long as there are lobbyists and special interests in DC, all with deep pockets buying unlimted by term bureaucrats on all sides, neither Bernie Sanders, you, nor the man in the moon stand of chance of “reigning in campaign spending.” That’s laughable. Ain’t gonna happen pal. Unless of course you want to put the incompetent Feds in charge of all national elections, which may as well be putting the fox in charge of the hen house and make the system 10x worse than it is now (see Obamacare). And let me ask this: what is the “fair share” for the 1%? How much is it? And who decides that? Who appoints themselves as arbiters of how much people should be making, how much people should be paying and with what authority or expertise do they decide?

Jonny Logic May 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Oh, Ok. We should just give up then. That is exactly why the baby boomers ruined this country. Brain-washed into believing the rich deserve everything and everyone else should just shut the hell up.

As for your ‘fair share’ argument. While I don’t know the exact figure, it certainly isn’t ‘fair’ now. So how about we TRY going in the other direction and have the rich and corporations start paying taxes again? Ya think??

Marie Barf May 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

I love how you class warriors and weath re-distributors always gripe about “the rich” or “the 1%” or paying a “fair share” but you can never define what any of those terms really mean. What is “rich” to you? How much of paying enough taxes is enough? You don’t know. I have another idea: what say we hold the elected bureaucrats feet to the fire and have them use what they confiscate more efficiently than what they do. Why do we never do that? Why is it ALWAYS about taking more and more and more from the people who actually MAKE the money in this country and NEVER about the confiscators who consistently waste what they do have on social engineering (vote buying) programs that do not work?

BTW, your boy Sanders is balls to the wall for illegal immigration amnesty right? Tell me how exactly that helps the “average US citizen?”

RogueElephant May 27, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Ms. Fiorina would make one of the conservative guys a great VP. She would balance the ticket this time and get the needed experience for 2024. She is as ready for the big leagues as Hillary and a lot more honest. A Walker / Fiorina ticket would be hard to beat.

Sandman May 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Good luck with that dream.

Golden Parachute May 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm

I’m all for asking Hillary questions.

While we’re at it, let’s #AskCarly if she plans to take her American job-destroying skills to the next level.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 27, 2015 at 11:01 pm

30,000 and counting.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 27, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Clinton has zero strategic reason to engage people in SC. It’s clearly a blood red state and will vote GOP no matter what in the general election. Who cares about our measly electoral votes?

It’s wiser if you’re Clinton to shut up and let the GOP field pummel themselves into a pulp during the primaries before you absolutely have to start answering questions. She will concentrate on Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and Penn. That’s where the election will be won/lost…as it always is for the last 4 cycles.

Old-Timer May 28, 2015 at 9:03 am

Carly Fiorina, the alleged voice of the people. Hilarious.

Marie Barf May 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

What’s even funnier is a 70-year-old, upper-crust multi-gazillionaire 1 percenter who hasn’t driven her own car in two decades showing up in SC, using a pathetically patronizing southern accent (was she born on the south side of Chicago or something), talking about wanting to help the middle class! Biggest joke I’ve ever seen.

idiotwind May 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

terrific speech from carly yesterday. she opposes women getting paid the same as men and prefers a ‘meritocracy’ – where she gets paid millions to run HP into the ground

Tommy May 28, 2015 at 9:50 am

Now that Jean Toal is retiring, she can work for Hilliary and the Democrats full time in South Carolina. Let’s see how that works for the Democrats.


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