Carly Fiorina Officially Enters 2016 GOP Presidential Race: VIDEO

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Carly Fiorina, a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, announced on Good Morning America today that she will seek the 2016 Republican nomination for president, USA Today reports:

Fiorina's business record is also a likely target for opponents, given her forced removal from the top job at Hewlett-Packard in 2005. She also lacks political experience and lost her only previous race for public office, a 2010 bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

The latest Republican candidate plans to start her official campaign with an online town hall Monday via the app Periscope. Fiorina also plans a tour of early caucus and primary states over the next several days, including stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.

Fiorina joins Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz, who have all formally declared their campaigns. Ben Carson is expected to announce his campaign plans earlier today while Mike Huckabee is expected do so on Tuesday. 

In February, Fiorina said that "the worst thing the Supreme Court can do right now" is legalize marriage equality nationwide. 

Watch Fiorina's announcement, AFTER THE JUMP

 

Comments

  1. kdknyc says

    Another grifter. These “campaigns” are about lining the pockets of the grifters–it’s my understanding that they get to keep any money after their “campaign” is over.

    She can’t possibly win the nomination with all that failure in her career, but sadly she thinks she’s qualified. Denial on an epic scale.

  2. anon says

    What did she do to her face? She looks completely different than she did when she ran unsuccessfully for the senate against Barbara Boxer.

  3. simon says

    ha ha. She understands giant bloated corrupt unaccountable bureaucracy? Is she talking about her former employers? Is it a comeback at HP and those guys who fired her?

  4. EchtKultig says

    “What did she do to her face? She looks completely different than she did when she ran unsuccessfully for the senate against Barbara Boxer.”
    And yet, she still looks like Alan Rickman in drag. Just 30 year old Rickman with heavy old-lady makeup…instead of 60 year old Rickman.

  5. simon says

    Her only merit is she seems totally “godless” compared to other GOP candidates.

  6. echoes says

    If only her intellect matched her ego. Go for it, Carly, and spend millions of your own money to do it. I always love watching that scenario.

  7. Wavin' Dave says

    What a treat to see the Field Of Fools expand even further – let them tear each other apart!
    I propose that the first debate be simplified.
    Hire Alex Trebek to ask STATES AND CAPITALS, and FOREIGN NATIONS’ CAPITALS.
    That should empty the room.

    btw, my HP printer jammed…

  8. michael in nyc says

    Is she running on the Free Botox ticket??

    This evil shrew biggest accomplishment is sending 10,000 American jobs to China.

  9. ommyluc says

    @EchtKultig – “Alan Rickman in drag”. LOL! Absolutely dead-on perfect!

  10. Hello Original says

    she devastated Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs and destroyed HP

    as H-P CEO between 1999 and 2005, she single-handedly came near to sinking what was widely considered the world’s best technology company.

  11. Dback says

    I don’t agree with Rubio, Bush, et all, but at least they’re politicians with real experience. What the hell has Fiorina done, besides turn what she touches to kaka? Her former HP employees loathed her. She’s living in an entitled, fantasy world.

  12. Bob says

    There’s always more room for a delusional Republican who looks like a praying mantis.

  13. oncemorewithfeeling says

    How any average person could ever call themselves a Republican and not be thoroughly ashamed of themselves is a mystery to me.

    Or are there any average people left who identify with this misfits, maniacs and morons?

    What does it take before the average-person Republican realizes that this party exists only as a farce to disguise the billionaires who run it purely to destroy them and everything they’ve ever known?

  14. John M says

    To recap, here’s what the GOP has offered us so far:

    Cruz- right-wing nutjob who probably believes the world is flat
    Rubio- pretty-boy empty suit meant to lure Hispanic voters to the GOP
    Paul- not as crazy as the father, we promise!
    Carson – another lunatic with literally zero chance in the Grand Old Racist Party
    Fiorina- disgraced businesswoman who has recently lost a race for statewide office

    Am I missing anything?

  15. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “Am I missing anything?”

    No, you did a great cap, JOHN M. You just didn’t mention the two elephants who are about to enter the room (no pun intended…I swear). Christie and the other Baby Bush.

    But a year ago I was confident about Hillary success. Now, I don’t know. Oh, me of little faith.