Heh: Carly Fiorina answers Seth Meyers question about domain snafu by buying SethMeyers.org

posted at 9:21 pm on May 6, 2015 by Mary Katharine Ham

Carly Fiorina, who just jumped into the race for the presidency Monday, has spent the week coolly sitting for interviews and cleverly parrying jabs from reporters and critics. It is obvious that after losing her Senate race in 2010 to Sen. Barbara Boxer, Fiorina did some real hard work on improving her skills as a candidate, and it paid off. Nonetheless, the week was marred by a rather glaring mistake, especially for a tech-centric candidate like the former Hewlett-Packard CEO. Fiorina failed to register the domain carlyfiorina.org, and a critic promptly took it over and launched it as an attack site on her record. Cruz before her had experienced the same fate.

Although it’s always preferable that a candidate not make a preventable mistake in the first place, we’re all humans here, and showing poise in coping with mistakes is a large part of the game, too (and a skill one Hillary Clinton lacks entirely). On Seth Meyers’ late-night show Tuesday, Fiorina showed how a clever comeback and a bit of pop-culture savvy can come close to eclipsing the original gaffe.

In this exchange, Meyers predictably brings up the .org snafu, which is the exact kind of story late-night TV viewers and low-information voters pay attention to during a campaign almost to the exclusion of anything else. But before he gets too far into his snarky lambasting of her, she asks, “Do you know who owns SethMeyers.org?”

Meyers is thrown off his game, obviously begrudgingly bewildered by the fact that she served up a pretty good prank. The “it was very cheap” line was great, too. She didn’t even jump into an explanation of the layoffs question, which is counterintuitive from a political pugilist perspective but turned out perfectly fine. No one would have remembered it, and this particular audience wouldn’t have been convinced. But they will remember this. The clip above wasn’t cut and YouTubed by Carly’s campaign, but by Seth Meyers. That’s a win when the late-night show is doing your highlights.

SethMeyers.org redirects to—where else?— www.CarlyforPresident.com.

Way to turn those frowns…upside down.


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Dude is a Worm

CW on May 6, 2015 at 9:26 PM

Carly also hit a home run in her interview with Katie Couric when the inevitable gotcha questions started to fly. Good for her for being able to give it right back to MSM outlets.

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2015 at 9:29 PM

Sweet

HotAirian on May 6, 2015 at 9:30 PM

…I like that woman!

JugEarsButtHurt on May 6, 2015 at 9:35 PM

Mary Katharine, the link for Seth Myers that should go to Carly Fiorinos site is broken.

Bmore on May 6, 2015 at 9:36 PM

Don’t know much about Carly but I hate HP products with a passion.

That all-in-one HP printer darkening my office….yeah…there’s a few 00 buck rounds with your name on it, POS.

Bishop on May 6, 2015 at 9:37 PM

Smart.

rubberneck on May 6, 2015 at 9:37 PM

Saw that. Well played Carly, well played.

rbj on May 6, 2015 at 9:37 PM

She’s doing a good job.

Cindy Munford on May 6, 2015 at 9:37 PM

What is Carly’s objective here?
She has no elective office experience to run on.
She ran as a Moderate in 2012 and still lost to arguably the most leftist Senator in the Senate.
She ran a legendary technology company into the ground and received a golden parachute.
My opinion is that Carly is backed by the Republican establishment elites to provide a firewall for Jeb and do his dirty work against Hillary and cut both Cruz and Palin off at the knees.

Brian in Titletown on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Carly Fiorina, who just jumped into the race for the presidency Monday
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And Santorum just gave notice that he is next:

2016 US elections
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Rick Santorum says he’ll make announcement about 2016 presidential plans on May 27 in hometown of Butler, Pa. – @*nnbrk
Read more on www.*nn.com
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Rick Santorum planning May 27th presidential announcement
Posted 7:27 pm, May 6, 2015, by *NN Wire Service
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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Rick Santorum said he’ll make his 2016 presidential plans known on May 27 in his hometown of Butler, Pennsylvania.

“On that date, we’re going to make an announcement on our plans,” he said on Fox News.

(More………….)
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http://fox6now.com/2015/05/06/rick-santorum-planning-may-27th-presidential-announcement/

canopfor on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Well done. I’d have liked it better if she’d bought Universal/NBC.

flataffect on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

OK, I’m still not voting for her, but that is kind of awesome.

JackOfClubs on May 6, 2015 at 9:39 PM

was marred by a rather glaring mistake, especially for a tech-centric candidate like the former Hewlett-Packard CEO. Fiorina failed to register the domain carlyfiorina.org,
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Ugh, I had seen that over the News wires yesterday,
and a nice comeback against Seth, at the end of the show!

canopfor on May 6, 2015 at 9:41 PM

I’m beginning to like her.

ConstantineXI on May 6, 2015 at 9:43 PM

Seth Myers has a TV show? Get the &^% outta here!

Sugar Land on May 6, 2015 at 9:43 PM

She was a money manager/bean counter who helped ruin HP. She was never a techie.

aniptofar on May 6, 2015 at 9:44 PM

Myers is a moose knuckle. Cruz schooled him a month or two ago,

Scotty J on May 6, 2015 at 9:44 PM

You are not logged in.

OK, but the previous screen said

Logged in as 22044. Log out >>

So we’ll try this again.

Mary Katharine, the link for Seth Myers that should go to Carly Fiorinos site is broken.

Bmore on May 6, 2015 at 9:36 PM

it is sethmeyers.org

By the way, RWM updated her blog. Come back, RWM, the water’s fine.

22044 on May 6, 2015 at 9:47 PM

What is Carly’s objective here?

My opinion is that Carly is backed by the Republican establishment elites to provide a firewall for Jeb and do his dirty work against Hillary and cut both Cruz and Palin off at the knees.

Brian in Titletown on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

When you don’t know, make shit up. Everyone else does.

Meremortal on May 6, 2015 at 9:49 PM

Carly also hit a home run in her interview with Katie Couric when the inevitable gotcha questions started to fly. Good for her for being able to give it right back to MSM outlets.

CoffeeLover on May 6, 2015 at 9:29 PM

Katie is still working in the MSM? That’s disappointing! I was hoping she was gone for good.

LashRambo on May 6, 2015 at 9:49 PM

22044 on May 6, 2015 at 9:47 PM

Yeah the address flips to her joint as it should. MKH’s link on her page post is done wrong. No worky. It reads, http://hotair.com/archives/2015/05/06/heh-carly-fiorina-answers-seth-meyers-question-about-domain-snafu-by-buying-sethmeyers-org/comment-page-1/www.sethmeyers.org

Bmore on May 6, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Seth is a punk and he got punked. Nice.

Mallard T. Drake on May 6, 2015 at 9:55 PM

This is kick ass!!! Well done Carly. Good for you.

kerrhome on May 6, 2015 at 9:55 PM

Mary, here’s another Carly Fiorina video you could have covered:

VIDEO- Pro-amnesty Carly Fiorina compares Pamela Geller to white supremacists – http://youtu.be/optc7BDf_t8

bluegill on May 6, 2015 at 9:56 PM

Dork.

S. D. on May 6, 2015 at 9:57 PM

Meremortal –

“Make s–t up?” You don’t find it unusual that someone who just lost a Senate race is suddenly running for President? And who has never been elected dog catcher?

You have Queen Hillary running and none of the Republican candidates have the balls to attack her, because you know, War on Women and all that good stuff.

So the Republican elites recruit Carly to do the job that the GOPe should be doing.

You do the math, or do you suck at it as well as political analysis?

Brian in Titletown on May 6, 2015 at 10:01 PM

canopfor on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Oh God, why?

Don’t run, Rick! Don’t run!

Aizen on May 6, 2015 at 10:04 PM

Aizen on May 6, 2015 at 10:04 PM

.
Why not?

listens2glenn on May 6, 2015 at 10:11 PM

She does look pretty damn good for her age though.

Yeah, if that was politically correct and you feel microaggressed, well to be honest I don’t care. So get stuffed.

Bishop on May 6, 2015 at 10:14 PM

That link wasn’t important anyway, right? Well at least Carly got her link right.

Bmore on May 6, 2015 at 10:15 PM

Rick Santorum says he’ll make announcement about 2016 presidential plans on May 27 in hometown of Butler, Pa.

Prepare the wooden stake, Igor.

Emperor Norton on May 6, 2015 at 10:16 PM

Why not?

listens2glenn on May 6, 2015 at 10:11 PM

Unless Santorum’s role is to split the SoCon vote with Hickabee and then withdraw after Iowa, he’s a complete waste of time. Santorum will be covered by the media, who will love to have him out there because they’ll throw him one social issue question after the other and turn him into a total lightning rod. Then in the debates he’ll take away time from some of the others, and begin focusing on his Nanny State in-your-bedroom policies instead of things like the debt, the state of the economy, ObamaCare, energy policy, and so on. Then he’ll start attacking the libertarians and Rand Paul, when the GOP is going to need that vote come 2016.

I see no reason whatsoever for Santorum to jump in. He had his turn, he couldn’t get over the hump against Romney. Time to move on, Rick.

Aizen on May 6, 2015 at 10:21 PM

in terms of getting positive press and landing solid blows on Hillary, Carly is far and away the winner so far

She obviously has no chance but is running for VP or to further her future profile, but I love what she is doing

Having a female who can destroy Hillary the way she does takes so much of the Dims BS “War on Women” sexism defense away

That being said, these idiots should have all bought up their domain name variations years ago– stuff like this or having broken websites is unacceptable, total amateur hour

thurman on May 6, 2015 at 10:26 PM

She’s pretty sharp, I have to admit.

BTW, it looks like she gave SethMeyers.org back to Seth…it now redirects to his twitter feed.

AUINSC on May 6, 2015 at 10:43 PM

ANobodynamedSeth.org is still available.

profitsbeard on May 6, 2015 at 10:44 PM

Bishop

I have used HP products in my business for 20 years and I am very happy wit their performance.

Basilsbest on May 6, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Is ClintonStoogeSethMeyers.org still available?

John the Libertarian on May 6, 2015 at 10:49 PM

She a McCain Republican, a pro-amnesty CA RINO.

But as bad: Fiorina goes left on climate change!

In 2007 she advised McCain on climate change and McCain then took the leftist position that we need what would have been a truly a debilitating Cap & Trade scheme to save us from climate change. Now Fiorino has changed her position on climate change to accepting the leftist “science” of climate change but saying that we should do next to nothing: http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4528619/carly-fiorina-climate-change

Well, next to nothing, except for as you see in this video she advocates costly wind and solar to “fix climate change”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9XVb8dXdQs&info=FiorinaDoubleTalksOnProp23

And she’s rich like Romney, and is self-financing like Romney. That is the last thing the “party of the rich” needs is another lily-fingered super rich person in trying to appeal to the working and middle class. Just insane.

anotherJoe on May 6, 2015 at 10:51 PM

You know–some of the Hot Air types need to switch to decaf–Fiorina has demonstrated more moxie and balls in one week than than the entire Republican leadership in 6 years. She has my attention. I donate and I vote. As importantly my wife noted Fiorina has demonstrated more moxie and balls in one week than than the entire Republican leadership in 6 years. She donates and she votes. lesson–don’t underestimate this woman in the coming campaign season

HatfieldMcCoy on May 6, 2015 at 10:54 PM

Smooth, nice recovery.

Midas on May 6, 2015 at 11:04 PM

She a McCain Republican, a pro-amnesty CA RINO.

But as bad: Fiorina goes left on climate change!

anotherJoe on May 6, 2015 at 10:51 PM

Fiorina was McSame’s special ed teacher on the economy. He fired her when she said he didn’t have the skillset to run a big company.

Fiorian doesn’t argue against it. She argues to ignore it. China puts 80x more stuff in the atmosphere, and so does India. Her argument is why make things hard on folks for the <.5%

Meyers cut the interview short at 8 min (previous unknown actor had 15min). If you look at the show timeline, all he had after her was a retired baseball player — for 20 minutes!!

KenInIL on May 6, 2015 at 11:05 PM

[On climate change] Fiorian doesn’t argue against it. She argues to ignore it.
KenInIL on May 6, 2015 at 11:05 PM

That’s the worst possible position.

That was the position idiot Romney took in 2012. Remember the last line in Romney’s GOP convention address? Basically Romney said ~ “Obama wants to fix the climate, I want to fix your wallet.” Now that sounded really crass, selfish, and people don’t want to “fix their wallet” if the cost is cataclysmic climate change.

Well, Fiorina accepts the leftist premise of the “science” of climate chagne (what she calls “half the science” is really ALL the science) and does not dispute the leftists on cataclysmic climate change, but says we should ignore it? Well, mostly ignore it, that’s what she says here: http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy/2015/0416/Carly-Fiorina-Fix-climate-change-with-innovation-not-regulation

The notion that we can’t act alone on climate is idiotic, and you could bet that if Fiorina was president she would be pushing for a insidious and destructive global climate treaty like McCain has been doing. Climate change is leftist baloney. Just say so. All of these GOP candidates have said ~ that climate change is simply a crock (but not Fiorino): Rand Paul, Perry, Carson, Cruz, Santorum, Huckabee, even Jeb Bush! We’re kind of waiting to hear what Walker has to say on it, as he has been pretty tight lipped on it.

anotherJoe on May 6, 2015 at 11:30 PM

Fiorina/Cruz 2016.

platapapin on May 7, 2015 at 12:14 AM

I digg her

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on May 7, 2015 at 12:45 AM

anotherJoe on May 6, 2015 at 11:30 PM

Funny that you are calling Romney an “idiot.”

You’re entitled to dislike the man and the fact that he was the GOP nominee, but that doesn’t make the highly successful Romney an idiot. It does, however, make YOU narrow-minded and ungracious. You and the equally-tedious bluegill never miss an opportunity to vilify the candidates who are not to your liking…as if your annoying comments are going to win anyone over to your way of thinking.

You’re going after Fiorina about climate change? That’s the best you’ve got? On the list of issues of voters’ concerns, climate change is near rock bottom.

It’s sad that there are so many commenters here who can’t give credit where credit is due. Fiorina was clever to have readied this comeback for Meyers, and since announcing her candidacy has acquitted herself very well. She’s been prepared, articulate, tough yet still likable. She’s not going to be the nominee, but the Republican Party could do far worse.

Would it kill you to say something positive about her? About anyone???

Meredith on May 7, 2015 at 12:53 AM

Well played, ma’am, well played.

Kenosha Kid on May 7, 2015 at 12:58 AM

It does, however, make YOU narrow-minded and ungracious…
Meredith on May 7, 2015 at 12:53 AM

Thanks for another personal attack on me. It figures that one of the biggest leftists on this site would be pushing Fiorina.

And yes, I bring up climate change as one of a gamut of issues. Climate change is a litmus test issue for a lot of conservatives because if you reflexively agree with the Dems on that, like Christie does as well, it shows that you tend to think like the upper crust elitist leftists. Of course Silicon Valley is perhaps the most liberal place in the country, full of those elitists, and bordering Pelosi’s SF district. And Silicon Valley is where Fiorina has spent much of the last 3 decades. No wonder she agrees with the left on climate change.

anotherJoe on May 7, 2015 at 1:16 AM

Less concerned with how good she is at registering domain names, more concerned with why she laid off 30,000 people.

triple on May 7, 2015 at 1:27 AM

Brian in Titletown on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Palin? Seriously?

Rusty Nail on May 7, 2015 at 2:47 AM

Carly has no chance for the nomination and she knows it.

Her role is attack dog, woman on woman neuters accusations that Hillary is a war on women victim by Republican male candidates.

She hopes her reward is the veep slot. Most likely it will end up being a cabinet post.

Younggod on May 7, 2015 at 6:49 AM

Hot Air Tech error – your link in the story of sethmeyers.org goes nowhere.
“ERROR”

albill on May 7, 2015 at 6:58 AM

So the Republican elites recruit Carly to do the job that the GOPe should be doing.

You do the math, or do you suck at it as well as political analysis?

Brian in Titletown on May 6, 2015 at 10:01 PM

Speaking of sucking…

You, in your brilliance, think that the Republican elites chooses someone who is not a professional candidate, politician?

Pal, Carly ran two of the largest corporations in America, and excelled running them both.

She is the Republican’s nightmare, a person who actually lays off people, and states she should have done it sooner.

That is what the libs hate about her, and have trashed her for years, she is fearless and as she stated “There is no God-given right to a job in America”.

And people like you, can’t stand people who have risen to heights they only dream about…which is why you suck at political analysis.

Dissing these Republicans do not help the Republican cause…I suspect you are one of the ones that will eventually find fault with all of them and then state “I always voted Republican, but I just don’t see any good candidates”…the typical liberal weasel defense.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Less concerned with how good she is at registering domain names, more concerned with why she laid off 30,000 people.

triple on May 7, 2015 at 1:27 AM

HP had a bloated work force, was rapidly falling apart, they brought her in from Lucent where she turned them around and was extremely successful.

But HP old guard hated the layoffs, they never laid off people, they cut hours, cut wages, but she came in and cleaned house. Reorganized and realigned HP’s work force.

California libs went berserk, and the attacks begin, and have not let up.

You can tell a liberal because they are the ones who hate her for no other reason than she does not think people deserve jobs, they earn them.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 7:08 AM

What is Carly’s objective here?
She has no elective office experience to run on.
She ran as a Moderate in 2012 and still lost to arguably the most leftist Senator in the Senate.
She ran a legendary technology company into the ground and received a golden parachute.
My opinion is that Carly is backed by the Republican establishment elites to provide a firewall for Jeb and do his dirty work against Hillary and cut both Cruz and Palin off at the knees.

Brian in Titletown on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Exactly!

And FioRINO will shove Crap and Tax down your throat just like a President Romney would.

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 7:26 AM

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 7:08 AM

That’s bogus gopE BS. So now the “me too” party uses failure as success just like the Left. LOL

Here ya go! From the Wall Street Journal February 10, 2005

H-P’s Board Ousts Fiorina as CEO
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB110795431536149934
Amid Languishing Stock, Computer Chief Resists Pressure to Delegate

Hewlett-Packard Co. ‘s board, amid mounting displeasure with the Silicon Valley computer giant’s performance, ousted Chief Executive Carly Fiorina after she resisted the directors’ plan for her to cede some day-to-day authority to the heads of H-P’s key business units.

The move culminated weeks of escalating pressure from the board on Ms. Fiorina, one of the most powerful women in business. She bet her career that a bitterly contested $19 billion merger with Compaq Computer Corp. would give H-P enough scale to thrive in the brutally competitive market for computer hardware.

But with H-P’s stock down more than 50% since the start of Ms. Fiorina’s tenure as CEO, H-P’s board decided on the management-reorganization plan at a mid-January meeting. The decision came after three directors presented a four-page analysis laying out the board’s concerns about the company’s performance after 5 years with Ms. Fiorina as CEO.

People familiar with the matter said directors felt too much of the company’s vast operations had been centralized in Ms. Fiorina’s office, creating decision-making bottlenecks. Meanwhile, H-P had failed to meet key performance targets Ms. Fiorina had set for the company during the Compaq takeover fight.

Board members stressed yesterday that the ouster didn’t imply that the company would change its strategy. But the dramatic move has renewed speculation that the company might revisit the question of spinning off its highly profitable printing and imaging business. The unit supplies roughly 75% of the company’s profits, largely from the mundane business of selling ink cartridges.

As recently as two weeks ago, Ms. Fiorina was still resisting the board’s blueprint for management changes, according to one person familiar with the discussions. If Ms. Fiorina continued to resist, that person said at the time, the board would “tighten its position.”

That appears to be what the board did Tuesday. Patricia Dunn, an H-P director since 1998 who was named nonexecutive chairman yesterday, said directors asked Ms. Fiorina to step down. While praising Ms. Fiorina for doing an “outstanding” job in positioning H-P for success, Ms. Dunn said, “a new set of capabilities is called for.” Ms. Dunn is the vice chairman of Barclays Global Investors, H-P’s third-largest institutional shareholder, and was the principal author of the board report, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The abrupt turn of events signals a new chapter for a storied Silicon Valley icon. H-P was famously founded in the garage of David Packard’s house in 1939. He and co-founder William Hewlett – known throughout the company as Bill and Dave – took a firm that made oscillators and built it into a giant selling scientific instruments and computers. Today it is a printing, PC and computer-services giant, employing 150,000 people and bringing in annual revenue of $80 billion.

Unlike H-P’s earlier home-grown, technology-focused CEOs, Ms. Fiorina, the former head of Lucent Technologies Inc., came from a sales background. She had a flair for marketing and public speaking, and jetted world-wide to visit customers, employees, shareholders and world leaders. She greatly expanded H-P’s fleet of corporate jets and attracted criticism for everything from her hairstyle to her designer suits.

Ms. Fiorina, 50 years old, was named H-P’s first outside CEO in 1999. Yesterday she alluded to the clash over management structure in a statement. “While I regret the board and I have differences about how to execute H-P’s strategy, I respect their decision,” she said. Ms. Fiorina did not return calls seeking comment.

Robert Wayman, H-P’s longtime chief financial officer, was appointed interim CEO and was re-appointed to the Palo Alto, Calif., company’s board. Mr. Wayman had served on the board from 1993 to 2002.

Ms. Dunn, the new chairman, said H-P is hiring a search firm to find a new CEO, with the entire nine-member board acting as a search committee. While both internal and external candidates will be considered, Ms. Dunn said she “anticipates an external candidate” will ultimately be selected, “but we don’t know for sure.”

Mr. Wayman, the interim CEO, will continue to serve as finance chief during this transition period. He has been discussing retiring for the past few years. Mr. Wayman said that H-P’s fiscal first-quarter results expected next Wednesday would be in line with Wall Street expectations.

Ms. Fiorina’s ouster reflects increasingly clear strategic problems at H-P. The company faces fierce competition from Dell Inc. in personal computers and International Business Machines Corp. in computer services and corporate computing. In a recent interview with Fortune Magazine, Mr. Wayman conceded that the centerpiece of Ms. Fiorina’s strategy — the 2002 acquisition of Compaq — might require a write-down. “There’s no question that if profitability doesn’t improve, there will be an impairment charge,” he said.

Ms. Fiorina’s leadership was also marked by a drop in morale at a company with a legendary history of a collegial culture. She had a compelling public persona that gained her many fans in the business world. Yet inside H-P, she was a highly polarizing figure who stirred deep animosity from many veteran employees. Her abrupt — some said autocratic — management style won few fans. In recent months, several high-level executives had quit for positions elsewhere, something that increasingly concerned the board, according to people familiar with the matter.

Yesterday, some H-P employees reacted to the news of Ms. Fiorina’s ouster by holding champagne toasts, according to several employees, who described the scenes as “jubilant.”

“We see this as a big opportunity for change,” said Jon Wade, an H-P employee in the inkjet products group in Fort Collins, Colo. “The mood is very optimistic.”

Investors cheered the news of Ms. Fiorina’s departure. In 4 p.m. composite trading on the New York Stock Exchange, H-P’s shares rose 6.9%, or $1.39, to $21.53.

Today, despite its loss of market value, H-P has considerable strengths. It’s the biggest seller of computer printers in the world. Its other units — personal computers, business computer servers and storage, and technology services — rank second or third in their respective fields and face stiff competition.

Ms. Dunn and Mr. Wayman yesterday discouraged speculation about spinning off the printer business. “There are no changes to the business portfolio anticipated,” said Ms. Dunn, who added that the board intends to find a new CEO who shares that view. H-P also said yesterday that the company doesn’t expect to make any additional changes in its management structure at this time.

Ms. Fiorina will receive a severance package valued at about $21 million. Because she was “involuntarily terminated without cause,” she will receive 2.5 times her annual salary and bonus, under a severance plan passed by committees of H-P’s board in 2003. Based on her 2003 compensation, the most recent the company has made public, that amount would come to about $8.4 million. Most of the remainder comes from accelerated vesting of stock options, a spokesman said.

During her tenure, Ms. Fiorina centralized power by winnowing the company’s main businesses to four from 83 separate units and consolidating executive authority through her office. She has stemmed losses in H-P’s PC division, in part through extensive layoffs and other cost-cutting.

H-P’s revenue soared during her tenure, in part because of the acquisition of Compaq. Since 1999, revenue has roughly doubled, while net income for 2004, after dropping in her early years as the tech bubble burst, has returned to its 1999 levels. In November, the company reported fiscal 2004 net income of $3.5 billion, up 38% from a year earlier, while revenue at $80 billion was up 9%.

But the company’s financial performance remains inconsistent. Last August, for instance, H-P badly missed its fiscal-third-quarter financial projections. Ms. Fiorina fired three top executives and blamed the miss on a botched switch from one internal technology system to another, aggressive product discounting and a lack of sales specialists. H-P reported solid fiscal-fourth-quarter results a few months later.

Throughout the turmoil, H-P’s board stood by her, particularly during the eight-month proxy battle over the Compaq deal. In recent months, however, directors grew uneasy with H-P’s uneven performance, according to people familiar with the matter. Following the financial disappointment last August, the board reached “a unanimity of opinion that things could be better,” said one person familiar with the board’s thinking.

Late last year, board members approached Thomas Perkins, a prominent venture capitalist and former H-P director who had retired from the board a year ago. In December, Mr. Perkins, who is regarded as an outspoken voice, participated with the rest of the board in two hour-long conference calls to discuss H-P’s woes, a person familiar with the matter said.

Following the calls, Ms. Dunn assembled a four-page document summarizing the board’s major concerns about the company. The issues included: H-P’s barely profitable PC division, its competitive positioning versus rivals such as Dell and IBM, and what the board believed had been miscommunications between some directors and Ms. Fiorina, said a person familiar with the situation. “It was all written down and agreed to by everyone,” said this person.

That same month, directors also began taking a closer look at Ms. Fiorina’s performance, said one person familiar with the situation. One central concern: H-P had failed to achieve the profitability targets from the Compaq deal. As part of the proxy fight, H-P committed to corporate operating-profit margins of 8% to 10%, and margins of 3% in its PC division. In the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, H-P posted operating-profit margins of 6.3%, and the PC group reported margins of 1%.

Three H-P directors — former H-P executive Richard Hackborn, George Keyworth, science adviser to President Reagan, and Ms. Dunn — met with Ms. Fiorina in early January and presented her with the four-page document outlining the board’s concerns, said a person familiar with the situation. The three directors read the contents of the document out to Ms. Fiorina, this person said. Ms. Fiorina “got the message pretty clearly,” said this person.

On Jan. 12, the board began a four-day annual planning session at the Park Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco. Early on, directors voted to invite Mr. Perkins back onto the board. Mr. Keyworth phoned Mr. Perkins and asked him to rejoin, and Mr. Perkins attended the rest of the session, people familiar with the matter said.

At the meeting, directors considered options to reorganize the company. With H-P’s increased size after the Compaq purchase, directors believed that some of the CEO’s day-to-day decision-making power should be shifted to other managers so that H-P could make speedier decisions, these people said. The board proposed a plan under which Ms. Fiorina would remain CEO but would distribute some of her responsibilities to three executives: Vyomesh Joshi, who runs H-P’s printer and personal computing division; Shane Robison, chief technology and strategy officer; and Ann Livermore, head of services and enterprise computing.

Ms. Fiorina, when presented with the plan, initially “didn’t agree to it,” said one person familiar with the situation. After several more days of discussion, however, the entire board — including Ms. Fiorina — agreed on the plan, said people familiar with the matter.

At that time, the directors had no intention of firing Ms. Fiorina, said people familiar with the matter. The board felt Ms. Fiorina had great abilities, which she had particularly displayed during the difficult battle over the Compaq acquisition, these people said. During its discussions, Ms. Dunn said yesterday, the board consulted outside advisers, including Larry Sonsini, a prominent Silicon Valley attorney who has long been H-P’s outside counsel, and John Coffee, a Columbia University law professor and director of its Center on Corporate Governance.

A week later, however, after word of the plan was reported by The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Fiorina told H-P staffers that there had been no decision to reorganize management. A person close to the situation said that Ms. Fiorina was very angry about the Journal article and complained to the board. But the board was unified on the plan, said this person, and was ready to “tighten its position” to get its changes through. H-P has called reports of a management reorganization “speculation.”

Ms. Fiorina was a divisive figure at H-P. But former and current H-P staffers say that Ms. Fiorina was often caring toward lieutenants — and she inspired strong loyalty in some staffers. At a retirement party last year, Ms. Fiorina serenaded longtime investor-relations head Steve Pavlovich with a take-off on the song “My Favorite Things.” She often appeared at the retirement parties of other H-P executives and was photographed with a beer in hand at the festivities.

At the same time, Ms. Fiorina parceled out blame for poor performances, in ways that some executives thought unfair. After a disappointing earnings report in late 2003, Ms. Fiorina told senior managers on a conference call, “You’ve let H-P down, you’ve let the board down and you’ve let me down,” according to three executives who listened in at the time.

“We’re all supposed to be in the same boat,” said one former H-P executive who was on the call. “But she wasn’t in that boat with us.”

When H-P reported disappointing financial results last August, Ms. Fiorina told Wall Street analysts during a conference call that she would be firing several executives whom she blamed for the problems. One of the executives, Peter Blackmore, head of the company’s sales arm to businesses, had spent the previous week flying to various H-P locations to boost employee morale, and had worked on the conference-call script before he was fired.

Over the past few years, many executives have left H-P, partly citing a lack of morale at the company. Many of these executives have since jumped to top positions at rival tech concerns, including Howard Elias and Mark Lewis to EMC Corp.; Mary McDowell to Nokia Corp.; Alex Gruzen to Dell; and Juergen Rottler to Oracle Corp., among others.

Ms. Fiorina’s ouster will no doubt re-open the debate on H-P’s future, and in particular the possibility of spinning off the highly-profitable printer division. H-P’s printer division makes the majority of its profit from sales of ink cartridges, which customers are compelled to buy time and again when they print out documents and photos.

Some analysts have suggested separating H-P’s consumer businesses, notably PCs and printers, from those focused on corporate customers, primarily computer servers, storage and technology services. Profit margins from tech hardware are under pressure, especially as customers gravitate to cheaper industry standard technologies and shun higher-margin proprietary products.

While rival Dell has perfected a low-cost business model by emphasizing direct distribution and lean operations, H-P hasn’t been able to lower its overhead enough to compete with Dell. Over the course of Ms. Fiorina’s tenure, H-P’s stock is down around 50% but Dell’s stock is off about 9%.

Others believe the more important goal is allowing senior managers to make more decisions. Executives in H-P’s software and services units, for example, could seek acquisitions or divestitures to improve the company’s returns from those businesses. “The only way to accomplish growth is to push the strategy down in the organization,” said Mark Stahlman, an analyst at Caris & Co.

Mr. Stahlman said H-P also could step up its investment in digital media, where Ms. Fiorina spent considerable energy courting customers in Hollywood. The company’s basic research in fields such as imaging and antipiracy technology would be advantages over rivals such as Dell, he said.

Walter Hewlett, the eldest son of H-P co-founder William Hewlett and an academic who studies musical structures and meaning through the use of computers, emerged from obscurity in 2001 when he led a battle opposing H-P’s controversial Compaq acquisition. During the eight month battle, Mr. Hewlett took Ms. Fiorina to court but ultimately failed to prevent the deal. In a statement yesterday, he said that H-P is a “great company” that is “facing a number of challenges.” Mr. Hewlett, who left H-P’s board after the Compaq deal was completed, added, “I know many of the people who make up H-P and they are extremely dedicated to the company’s future success. We all look forward to H-P fulfilling its promise.”

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 7:41 AM

She ran a legendary technology company into the ground and received a golden parachute.

Brian in Titletown on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Which is why the ex CEO of Intel called her brilliant, and the moves and sacrifices she made is why HP is now the number 1 computer company in America…

No offense, but I think I will take the word of the CEO of Intel, who has been an “insider” with most ever recent CEO of HP, over a whining blogger, who posts nonsense.

You are just quoting liberal hit pieces, and that is expected as the Republicans put begin building their team.

And FioRINO will shove Crap and Tax down your throat just like a President Romney would.

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 7:26 AM

Facts are a terrible thing for people like you…BOOM!!

Carly has signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising that, as a U.S. senator, she will not vote for any new or increased taxes on California’s citizens or enterprises. As it is, the federal government already takes a significant chunk out of every American’s paycheck, and there’s little transparency with respect to how those taxpayer dollars are being spent.

Carly Fiorina supports eliminating the capital gains taxes on small‐business investments, eliminating the estate tax, and lowering the overall marginal tax rate. She has proposed a 5 year tax holiday on start-up and expansion businesses. To help bring American businesses back, she has proposed a 10 year holiday on facilities repatriated from overseas. She has also signed a pledge not to increase taxes and not to create new taxes.

Carly Fiorina has stated that the US tax rate for companies is too high and is driving business overseas. She has advocated for the lowering of tax rates for companies.

Ms. Fiorina generally believes that reducing government regulations helps to spur the economy, and she opposed the 2009 federal stimulus program as a wasteful use of taxpayer money.

She opposes raising the federal minimum wage, saying doing so “will hurt those who are looking for entry-level jobs.”

She feels the federal work force is too large and says she would cut the pay of federal workers and base their compensation on performance. In her 2010 Senate race, she called for eliminating the estate tax and capital gains taxes for investments in small businesses, and lowering marginal tax rates.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 7:42 AM

Walter Hewlett, the eldest son of H-P co-founder William Hewlett and an academic who studies musical structures and meaning through the use of computers, emerged from obscurity in 2001 when he led a battle opposing H-P’s controversial Compaq acquisition. During the eight month battle, Mr. Hewlett took Ms. Fiorina to court but ultimately failed to prevent the deal. In a statement yesterday, he said that H-P is a “great company” that is “facing a number of challenges.” Mr. Hewlett, who left H-P’s board after the Compaq deal was completed, added, “I know many of the people who make up H-P and they are extremely dedicated to the company’s future success. We all look forward to H-P fulfilling its promise.”

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 7:41 AM

And guess what, that is now hailed as the deal that made HP the company they are today…so I guess in 2005, they were wrong.

And this writer was wrong…look where they are now, because of her bold moves.

That’s the point, she was willing to give up short term losses for long term gain…she was the one who laid off 30,000 people, and the business world went nuts.

All you have to do is run across a sentence like this to see where the writer is coming from.

She often appeared at the retirement parties of other H-P executives and was photographed with a beer in hand at the festivities.

Such a petty thing…pal, HP is where they are now because of the Compaq merger…along with 3 other very key elements, which the writer failed to inform, those 4 elements of the merger was key. That is why he left them out, or, he had no idea that there is more to a “merger” than two companies coming together.

I will let you figure out what the 4 key elements are, I posted them before…they are irrefutable, even by the WSJ, that those keys, created by Carly, were the key to the long term success of HP.

It was a political hit job…and the success of her decision, the merger with Compaq that was so controversial, and so “wrong”, turned out to be so right.

You won’t find a analyst worth his salt that now says it was brilliant and a success…Walter Hewitt was wrong, and the results show it.

But fast-forward a decade, and solution providers say the historic merger was a surprising success and ultimately helped their businesses. And the bold move ultimately produced what the two companies promised – a worldwide technology powerhouse with top revenue positions in servers, PC and printers (go here for the official HP-Compaq merger press release).

“You look back now, and Carly [Fiorina, former HP CEO] was right – there was a lot of synergy between the two companies,” Tommy Wald, CEO of White Glove Technologies in Austin, Texas, said. “The merger worked out well in retrospect. I think they turned the combined company into a strong channel company, which is what we were all concerned about as partners.”

Wald was one of many HP/Compaq partners who, at the time, were skeptical of the move.

Today, the merger is nearly six years old. And, surprise, surprise — it’s turned out to be a sensational combination, whether measured by market share, market leadership or increased shareholder value.

Get your mind out of old facts, the WSJ was an immediate reaction, and it was proven wrong…six years later it was already deemed a sensational move…but you only remember what you are told to think.

So easy to manipulate your mind…like someone noted, when told of facts that deny your belief, the person digs in…keep digging, and you will find you are wrong.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 7:58 AM

Where did the pundits go wrong? Well, first of all, they’re pundits. “Those who can, do; those who can’t, opine.” Second, they typically apply conventional wisdom (e.g., all big mergers are bad) rather than analytically looking at whether there is a real fit between the two merging companies….

What are the lessons of this story? Well, we might start with this: Generalizations (and conventional wisdom) are not always true (generally speaking). And then this: Technology pundits are about as prescient as political pundits (and we know how good they are).

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 8:02 AM

In case everyone in the liberal media has forgotten, many people owned web domains with a variation of Obama’s name. I actually owned barackobama.us for a while. Cybersquatting is nothing new. Obama’s Organizing for Action even filed a complaint.

William Teach on May 7, 2015 at 8:06 AM

Nice legs.

Just sayin’.

CurtZHP on May 7, 2015 at 8:25 AM

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 7:41 AM

Hey, you frickin’ moron, the link to the article would have been sufficient. Why did you then cut & paste the entire damned article?

Oh, I know, that’s the extent of analytical skills. I believe some researchers have taught monkeys to do the same!

You’ve unequivocally demonstrated the depths of your idiocy. Now STFU!

ZeusGoose on May 7, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Would it kill you to say something positive about her? About anyone???

Meredith

Would it kill you to switch from kool aid to another beverage?

xblade on May 7, 2015 at 8:41 AM

You’ve unequivocally demonstrated the depths of your idiocy. Now STFU!

ZeusGoose on May 7, 2015 at 8:40 AM

You are in a wonderful progressive mood this morning.

How about if you are not a subscriber to the WSJ you are not able to read the article. Now how is your idiocy working out for you?

If you can’t win an argument by being polite it means you already lost the argument.

Have a nice day progressive!

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 8:44 AM

In case everyone in the liberal media has forgotten, many people owned web domains with a variation of Obama’s name. I actually owned barackobama.us for a while. Cybersquatting is nothing new. Obama’s Organizing for Action even filed a complaint.

William Teach on May 7, 2015 at 8:06 AM

It is a minor oversight…

.org, .net, .biz, and then all the variations, hyphens, underlines, you could register 100 domains and miss one.

How she handled it was classy, very funny, and then linking it to hers.

BTW, I think laying off 30,000 worthless employees is an asset. Wouldn’t it be nice if any person we elect does some some serious lay-offs.

It has never happened, in fact I don’t think there has ever been a commission that has been dissolved.

I would bet no one knows how many their are…

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 8:46 AM

She didn’t even jump into an explanation of the layoffs question, which is counterintuitive from a political pugilist perspective

I’ll bet she would’ve gotten applause if she’d said “Yeah, and there are a lot of people in government who need to be laid off,” even from Meyers’ audience.

Occams Stubble on May 7, 2015 at 8:47 AM

I have used HP products in my business for 20 years and I am very happy wit their performance.

Basilsbest on May 6, 2015 at 10:47 PM

Me too; stuff’s bulletproof.

pain train on May 7, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Would it kill you to switch from kool aid to another beverage?

xblade on May 7, 2015 at 8:41 AM

Aww, the ol “kool aid” card…how about giving all of the candidates a chance to define who they are.

Since the only people who have really written about Carly are her detractors, liberals.

Past Chairperson of the American Conservative Union, who sponsors CPAC, who was formed by William F. Buckly, and people like John Bolton were past Chairpersons…hardly a “RINO” as people are so quick to throw out labels.

All of the candidates have their strengths, and weaknesses…but what irks me is someone just rehashing liberal stories, picking up the liberal line to malign our candidates.

At least give it some original thought, and not just spew what they want you to say.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 8:52 AM

I’ll bet she would’ve gotten applause if she’d said “Yeah, and there are a lot of people in government who need to be laid off,” even from Meyers’ audience.

Occams Stubble on May 7, 2015 at 8:47 AM

That’s the point, her detractors often point to her strength, she actually trimmed employees.

If only that would happen in Washington, I don’t think it ever has.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 8:54 AM

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 7:58 AM

PROJECTION!

You are willfully in denial. You want to run Mitt Romney again.

0bama kicked Romeys azz in the exit polling in the following category:

Most Important Candidate Quality – Cares About People Like Me
0bama 81.2%
Romney 17.6%

http://www.usatoday.com/interactives/news/politics/how-the-race-was-won/

Hilda-beast is so beatable and you are willing to cede those same people Romney lost to the Democrats. Not only is that insane, it is pigheaded.

Immediate reaction, proven wrong are corrupt gopE talking points for “You have no defense when you are provided with the facts.”

FioRINO was a member of the progressive Business Roundtable, she attended the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, and micro-managed and refused to delegate while at HP. She was not well liked by the EMPLOYEES at HP who celebrated when she left no matter how many ways you try to spin it. She never took the blame and always blamed someone else. Those are not admirable qualities.

There is a major distrust in the American electorate that unites conservatives and Leftists and that is the collusion between Big Government with Big Business against “We the People. It is a fact.

The US Chamber of Corrupt Crony Capitalism is the gopE’s master and any RINO will lose to any Democrat, ALWAYS.

Have fun digging your hole and have a nice day. Some of us have to go to work.

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 9:03 AM

I have used HP products in my business for 20 years and I am very happy wit their performance.

Basilsbest on May 6, 2015 at 10:47 PM

So am I and their printers for professional photographers are some of the best.

When Mark Hurd who cleaned up Carly’s mess was at HP, even though he too was terminated in disgrace, I had problems and e-mailed him directly. I received an immediate response and my problem was addressed and corrected.

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Have fun digging your hole and have a nice day. Some of us have to go to work.

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 9:03 AM

What you fail to understand, you have your sources, I have mine and they are at odds…so you and I don’t really know, except for one thing.

HP is better off now, after her decisions, than before…that is not refuted.

She was the chairperson of the ACU, so I imagine your depictions of her being a RINO is a bit off.

Many execs were part of the Business Roundtable…Just like a lot of different kinds of Republicans are in the House…people of power are on a lot of boards. So they can influence them…unless you are a conspiracy nut, you would know that’s common.

Nor do you acknowledge, in no way did I say she was the best candidate, or the one that I would vote for. I have repeatedly stated each candidate has strengths and weaknesses, and I want those strengths to be shown, not pushed aside.

It isn’t which one is horrible, it’s which one is better…and you guys running around dissing candidates is childish. Point to me the ones that are better…we are choosing the best of the best.

No one has her business experience that is running, and complain all you want about her “style” she was successful at Lucent, she managed to make huge moves at HP which put them at the forefront, and she was not afraid of laying people off…an attribute not shared by any other politician.

So relax, she won’t be nominated, but she can have a positive effect on the other candidates, they have to tout cutting taxes, helping corporations. She is obviously brilliant, you don’t go from VP of AT&T to CEO of HP by chance. She was the most powerful woman in business for years…let her teach some of those professional bureaucrats that you support a thing or two.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 9:21 AM

My opinion is that Carly is backed by the Republican establishment elites to provide a firewall for Jeb and do his dirty work against Hillary and cut both Cruz and Palin off at the knees.

Brian in Titletown on May 6, 2015 at 9:38 PM

Anyone who says a thing like that has never worked on a campaign or run for office themselves. There are no smoky back rooms where men in suits decide on candidates. That is a TV myth. Big donors and party establishments get behind the candidates who start to succeed, who understand how to build a following. They are not interested in anything but winning, and they would get behind Lord Sauron himself if they thought he could win.

JoseQuinones on May 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 9:21 AM

She’s on the stealth Crap and Tax train. Wall Street ain’t giving it up. Carbon trading will generate too much revenue for them. THIS is why many banksters jumped to the Etch-A-Sketch Express and threatened 0bama who opted to pass socialized medicine first. They have invested too much of their own money to write carbon trading off and they still intend to make a bundle.

There is this entire mindset metamorphosis that has occurred in the business community with the Business Roundtable. Why bother with trying to generate profits when you can use the government as your cash cow and force the public to pay for things they don’t want.
I find this very alarming. Every American should.

Hello, the ACU was taken over by the Bush Mafia. Where have you been?

You still are not acknowledging this fact:

2012 Exit Poll
Most Important Candidate Quality – Cares About People Like Me
0bama 81.2%
Romney 17.6%

She is Romney 2.0 Do you want to lose again when blue collar Democrats who are against Amnesty are up for grabs now that Hillary has flip flopped on the illegals.

We can win this. And we will if you forget FioRINO. She brings nothing to the table except that she is a woman.

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Less concerned with how good she is at registering domain names, more concerned with why she laid off 30,000 people.

triple on May 7, 2015 at 1:27 AM

Layoffs are good for companies. It is better to lay off 30,000 employees than have to layoff 300,000 because the company went bankrupt and had to shut down. Kodak would probably still be in business and actually have employees if they had laid off 30,000 of their entrenched employees.

Solyndra comes to mind as a democrat corporate welfare job with the mindset once hired, never fire. You don’t wont those useless employees to know that their work is substandard therefore making them feel bad and depressed. Better to go out of business and punish the hard workers for not working harder to cover for their lazy co-workers.

PrettyD_Vicious on May 7, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Hello, the ACU was taken over by the Bush Mafia. Where have you been?

You still are not acknowledging this fact:

2012 Exit Poll
Most Important Candidate Quality – Cares About People Like Me
0bama 81.2%
Romney 17.6%

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Hello, you are a conspiracy nut…so I will give you a pass. Cpac is sponsored by the ACU, you are saying that CPAC is a Bush Mafia…and Bush Mafia is pretty funny and cute.

I am not ignoring the exit polls…from 2012, just to let you know, Romney is not running.

She hasn’t been on the national scene long enough to find out if she connects with the people…certainly not you, but then you think she is controlled by the Bush Mafia…good grief.

I have no idea where you get your information, well I do actually, it’s just behind the “Truther” and the “Birther” file cabinet.

She was against the bank bailouts, as far as Cap and Trade…good grief.

Taken out of context she is for “Cap and Trade”, but which one?

Try this one: From here official stance, not rumor.

Carly has been clear about her opposition to Barbara Boxer’s cap-and-trade legislation, a job-killing bill that would cost American families $2,872 every year. Instead, Carly supports championing environmental policies that harness the power of innovation and build on advancements in clean, green technology and that promotes the development of all domestic forms of energy, thereby reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil….(then she quotes the Heritage Foundation, hardly a “RINO” organization)…Carly’s Focus: “Find Efficiencies In The Energy Production Sector, Invest In Innovation And Infrastructure, Grow The Economy And Restore Jobs.” “Boxer’s misguided cap-and-trade legislation will lead to 2.5 million additional jobs lost, more onerous regulation on California companies, and higher energy costs for families and businesses. Instead, our focus must be to find efficiencies in the energy production sector, invest in innovation and infrastructure, grow the economy and restore jobs.” (“Carly Fiorina Calls For Balanced U.S. Energy Policy,” 2/23/10)

I get where you have made up your mind, even if you are wrong (and I have shown you are), but this is for others not to be swayed by your conspiracy theories that the Bush Mafia is stalking you…

But it would be nice if you actually quoted her saying what you are accusing her of…that is what I have tried to do the past couple of posts, use facts and not wild @ss theories to back up what I believe.

Like I stated, not sure she will even be nominated or considered, but she is an articulate, intelligent woman, the one candidate with wide and successful business background and a proven leader.

I will wait for my judgment and base it on facts as I read them, not be told what to think, and not get caught up in conspiracy theories regarding Bush, and the Business Roundtable…tell me, do they still meet in secret on the backside of the moon?

Carly believes strongly in the power of transparency and accountability in improving quality and reducing costs. Carly believes the federal government must start with obvious reforms: abolishing earmarks, forcing honest accounting, taking the power to cook the books away from politicians, and limiting federal salaries & benefits. Carly also supports posting every bill and every budget on the Internet far enough in advance so that people can comment on the policies and take an active role in government

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 1:34 PM

They are not interested in anything but winning, and they would get behind Lord Sauron himself if they thought he could win.

JoseQuinones on May 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Exactly, the naivete of some of our posters.

Big banks, pharms, insurance companies, they could care less if a dem or a Republican, Cruz or Warren wins…they want to be on the side of the winner.

They are power brokers, not idealists, they are realists, what do they need to do to keep their company alive.

A few stick their neck out, but they are few.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 1:41 PM

VIDEO- Pro-amnesty Carly Fiorina compares Pamela Geller to white supremacists – http://youtu.be/optc7BDf_t8

bluegill on May 6, 2015 at 9:56 PM

Thanks for that info, bluegill.

It’s important to know where she stands on freedom.

Solaratov on May 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Thanks for that info, bluegill.

It’s important to know where she stands on freedom.

Solaratov on May 7, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Exactly, hopefully you are better at listening than bluegill…

She said it was provocative, and no doubt it was, Geller said it was…but Carly went on to say it was protected and she had every right to do it her in America.

And, she was right, finally Obama admitted the terrorist committed an act of terror…finally.

I hardly think what she said was anything but normal…every “protest” if it is successful is provocative. That was the whole idea, to provoke to poke the Islamists.

BTW, Cruz and the rest of the candidates feel the same, it was provacative and she had every right to do it.

Ted Cruz: You Can’t Defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism if Admin Can’t Utter Those Words

And Carly stated that Obama finally said those words…it was a good thing.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 2:57 PM

You are in a wonderful progressive mood this morning.

How about if you are not a subscriber to the WSJ you are not able to read the article. Now how is your idiocy working out for you?

If you can’t win an argument by being polite it means you already lost the argument.

Have a nice day progressive!

Jayrae on May 7, 2015 at 8:44 AM

I am anything but a progressive, but you surely are an idiot.

Your point about non-subscriber to WSJ is well taken. However, it’s all too obvious that you have a nearly irrational dislike for Carly, and want to suck up as much space spewing your personal view.

That’s certainly your right. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. In some cases, overly opinionated people become assholes.

You, sir (see, I’m being polite) have obviously reached that goal, if not exceeded it!

Have a terrible life, moron!

ZeusGoose on May 7, 2015 at 3:31 PM

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 2:57 PM

I’ve enjoyed your defense of the facts pertaining to Carly. However, it almost seems useless arguing with idiots (especially the one-trick-pony and certifiable idiot Jayrae).

I think we both agree she doesn’t stand a chance in the primaries, but I like her spunk and fortitude. And I really hate the people who love to just regurgitate old articles about her that have proven to be wrong in retrospect.

Keep up the good fight, but I wont waste my time arguing with ill-informed imbeciles like Jayrae.

ZeusGoose on May 7, 2015 at 3:48 PM

You are not logged in.

OK, but the previous screen said

Logged in as 22044. Log out >>

So we’ll try this again.

Mary Katharine, the link for Seth Myers that should go to Carly Fiorinos site is broken.

Bmore on May 6, 2015 at 9:36 PM

it is sethmeyers.org

By the way, RWM updated her blog. Come back, RWM, the water’s fine.

22044 on May 6, 2015 at 9:47 PM

Click on your name (in red). It will eventually acknowledge you, as being logged in.

ReggieA on May 7, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Keep up the good fight, but I wont waste my time arguing with ill-informed imbeciles like Jayrae.

ZeusGoose on May 7, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Thanks, as I stated, it wasn’t for his consumption, for others who have not followed her as closely.

Actually I hope she would be a VP, that would be interesting…she is a bulldog, and that is what VP do, they say the things the “President to be” can’t.

And as a woman, she has even more clout…she was differently tough at HP, and that will be interesting how the dems spin that, if it gets that far.

Right now, I want, short term, to force our candidates to take an austerity, “I will reduce government” stand, and mean it.

So far, no President has done that…none, at least present day.

right2bright on May 7, 2015 at 4:46 PM

I look forward to President Walker appointing her to dismantle the IRS.

SouthernGent on May 7, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Interesting body language.

Cleombrotus on May 11, 2015 at 11:19 PM

“I’m gonna start laying people off so you have something to put on it.”

I don’t think they like each other very much.

Cleombrotus on May 11, 2015 at 11:28 PM