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Cruz Announces Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick

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Cruz Announces Fiorina As Vice Presidential Pick

Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorses Republicanresidential candidate Ted Cruz at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

In what can only be described as a last ditch effort to stop Donald Trump from securing the Republican nomination, Texas senator Ted Cruz announced former presidential candidate and Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina as his vice president pick.

“I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina,” he announced to prolonged applause from the Indianapolis crowd. “Cara Carleton Fiorina, known throughout the country simply by the name of Carly, is an extraordinary leader. Carly is brilliant and capable and yet she experienced the hard scrabble world of being a woman professional in a business world that extracts a price.”

“Any responsible candidate for president would have spent much time assessing possible candidates, thinking through the pros and cons, studying who these people are,” he said, one of many indirect references to Trump’s mostly-improvised campaign.

Cruz said that Donald Trump wouldn’t know what to do “when a strong powerful woman stands up and says ‘I am not afraid.'”

“This is a fight worth having, this is a fight worth winning, and with your help, we will win this fight,” Fiorina said. “Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, they are two sides of the same coin.”

“They are not going to challenge the system, they are the system.”

During her candidacy, Fiorina was vociferous in her opposition to abortion and often cited manipulated, misleading footage of interviews with Planned Parenthood executives as evidence of the organization’s supposed criminal actions.

“The vast majority of Americans agree, what Planned Parenthood is doing is wrong,” she said during an interview Fox News in November 2015. “That’s why the vast majority of Americans are prepared not only to defund Planned Parenthood, but also to stop abortion for any reason at all after five months.”

Fiorina ended her campaign in February after placing seventh in both the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries. At one point, she briefly rose in the polls, commanding 6 percent likely voters at her height. Her minor political celebrity is unlikely to help Cruz’s campaign in a general election against Hillary Clinton, further reinforcing the notion that the announcement could be little more than a dying gasp for the Texas senator’s presidential ambitions.

Photo: Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina endorses Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at a campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri 

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  1. Jinmichigan April 27, 2016

    A perfect match. Neither of these two are qualified for office.

    1. Independent1 April 27, 2016

      I couldn’t agree more. Not one of the 17 clownshow candidates that were in the GOP field, including Trump, are qualified to run a garbage dump.

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  2. 1standlastword April 27, 2016

    Only one thing is worse than one congenital liar and that is two congenital liars!

    When I heard about a very important 4 pm statement from the Cruz campaign, I imagined he’d do something smart like suspend his campaign given his chances being so slim.

    I thought maybe this fellow has finally realized that the GOP contested convention sham (he’s got to know they can’t stomach him) is those guys using him like a big rubber dildo to screw Donald Trump

    I thought Ted would wise up and avoid the pending drama to come that could be bad for a re-election campaign for his TX senate seat.

    I was at first stunned at the announcement but then jolted back to my senses to realize that when modern conservatives concoct a bad plan they don’t reflect and reverse course…no they double down and go full gas towards self-defeat and something like Trump happens

    Oh well, I guess Ted’s destiny is to be OusTed, T(H)rus-Ted completely OUT of politics…no senate re-election, and certainly no executive office:

    Can I say I’d be sad about that: Absolutely NOT!!!

    1. FireBaron April 28, 2016

      And the beauty of it is if he loses the nomination, using the same logic used by dozens of other failed candidates, is he lost because he was not Conservative enough!
      The only thing that would make this laugh fest better is if THE DONALD announces Sistah Sarah as his running mate!

  3. Otto T. Goat April 27, 2016

    Basketball rings.

  4. Dominick Vila April 28, 2016

    A desperate move by a desperate man. Carly Fiorina’s record, both as a business woman and as a presidential candidate, are dismal. Running on a platform focused strictly on religious priorities and talking points may appeal to the evangelicals, but it is a losing proposition at a national level.
    Choosing a female VP is a smart move, considering the likelihood of Hillary Clinton being the Democratic party nominee, but that does not mean that qualifications no longer matter to most Americans. Carly did not have the support of most women when she ran for the nomination, and I doubt she will have it now. Contrary to what Ted thinks, most Americans, men and women, look beyond gender when they choose a leader. Yes, I know, that does not apply to Trump’s supporters, but I am convinced that it does for most rational thinkers who constitute the majority of our population.
    I doubt Cruz and Kasich will be able to stop Trump, with or without Fiorina, and as a Democrat, that is the best thing that could happen to us. I see Cruz as a greater danger than Trump, and Kasich as a very viable presidential candidate who may appeal to many moderate Americans.


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