Carly Fiorina enters the PanderDome

posted at 7:01 pm on January 2, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

It was a sad time for the remaining Carly Fiorina fans who were on Twitter last night. And since I’ve been very open to her candidacy since she got into the race, it was particularly depressing for me when I saw her (or some aide of hers) chime in on the outcome of the Rose Bowl. (Fox News)

Carly Fiorina’s tweet rooting for the University of Iowa in the Rose Bowl over alma mater Stanford University resulted in a flurry of online backlash about the GOP presidential candidate appearing to pander to voters in the first-in-nation balloting state.

“Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today #RoseBowl,” Fiorina tweeted hours before the start of the Hawkeyes’ 41-16 loss to Stanford.

The Iowa vote is on February 1, with Fiorina polling at roughly 2 percent and not expected to have a top-three finish behind leader Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

That tweet very quickly had more than a thousand retweets with many, many comments, most of which are not fit for reprinting here. Some of the more “safe for work” entries came from notables such as Justin Amash.

Even the Iowa Starting Line seemed to not be terribly grateful for the “support.”

The entire affair was tawdry, and Aaron Blake at the Washington Post captured why that is.

But then you have to come to your senses and realize that this was just a ridiculous thing to do, especially considering how little chance Fiorina has of actually winning the Republican nomination. Pandering on political issues is one thing, but our sports teams should be sacred.

Changing one’s position on immigration for political expediency is forgivable; you are supposed to be doing what your constituents want, after all. But doing it on sports teams demonstrates a character flaw that, to any sports fan, simply cannot be overlooked.

I really do like Carly as a candidate and found her refreshing. She took some unpopular stands in the beginning of the campaign and her performances at the first debates seemed to set her apart. Unfortunately, that campaign has essentially fizzled and the clock is quickly running out. Whatever the primary electorate was looking for it doesn’t seem to have been Fiorina, barring a late game miracle. But perhaps it was desperation that drove her to that move of galactic level pandering.

Sure, it may sound like something trivial, but as Aaron Blake noted, something like this probably puts more people off their feed than simply having an unfavorable position on one of the standard platform planks. We take our sports seriously for the most part and it speaks to our passions more than just our policy preferences. As an example, let’s say that George Pataki had somehow caught fire in the primary and was challenging for a spot in the top three rather then being out of the race. (George is a Jets fan, in case you didn’t know.) Now, I don’t expect every candidate to be a Jets fan… heck, it’s pretty hard for most New Yorkers most seasons. But if you do happen to be one and then you go and root for the Patriots as the playoffs begin because you think it might swing you a couple of extra votes next door in New Hampshire, well… I’m washing my hands of you. That would really be an unforgivable sin.

Stanford is Fiorina’s alma mater. She’s willing to turn her back on them for a couple of votes in Iowa? What would she do to us if we put her in the White House when it came to a close vote on something important?


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She’ll always have Rich Lowry.

Redstone on January 2, 2016 at 7:05 PM

The pandering is bad enough but she’s had another make over. I mean look at that face.

bgibbs1000 on January 2, 2016 at 7:06 PM

Go away, Carly. Just go away…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Shark. Jumped.

Bye.

RealMc on January 2, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Kevin D. Williamson [email protected] 8h8 hours ago

The bishop doesn’t feed the hungry. The farmer feeds the hungry.

IDontCair on January 2, 2016 at 7:09 PM

A Stanford grad pandering to Iowa voters, while her Stanford football team humiliates the Iowa team, and her Stanford band insults all Iowans……
Ya, that’s really classy……

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2016 at 7:10 PM

What would she do to us if we put her in the White House when it came to a close vote on something important?

Since you baited the hook, I might as well bite.

She’d do to us what the republicans always do to us. Drop us like a bad habit.

Magicjava on January 2, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Instead of directly and obviously pandering – she should have apologized for what her school did to Iowans yesterday.

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Disappointing.

rbj on January 2, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Instead of directly and obviously pandering – she should have apologized for what her school did to Iowans yesterday.

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Stanford surgically removed Iowa’s balls.

Redstone on January 2, 2016 at 7:13 PM

Lol about the Rosebowl, but here’s a snippet about a more serious type of pandering:

California Carly Ramps Up Hispandering:

http://www.vdare.com/posts/california-carly-ramps-up-hispandering

Oct 9, 2010:
Fiorina said she would press for a guest-worker program to allow “as many people as possible to live the American dream” and criticized Barbara Boxer for seeking to kill a proposed temporary worker program. Boxer stated that businesses were looking for a pool of cheap labor that would threaten the American worker. “Really, I thought immigrants were the heart of this great country,” Fiorina said with a dramatic pause…

Fiorina … left of Boxer on immigration.

anotherJoe on January 2, 2016 at 7:13 PM

This is even worse than Hillary claiming to have always been a Yankees fan.

TheYeomanFarmer on January 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Stanford surgically removed Iowa’s balls.

Redstone on January 2, 2016 at 7:13 PM

And I’m not just talking about the football team….

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

This is even worse than Hillary claiming to have always been a Yankees fan.

TheYeomanFarmer on January 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

And then using a bad fake southern accent when she’s down south…..

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Sounds like something Hillary would do…

Seven Percent Solution on January 2, 2016 at 7:18 PM

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Garyinaz66 on January 2, 2016 at 7:19 PM

Did Carly say anything about how much she loves corn on the cob?
And the huskers of that corn?
I wouldn’t be surprised…..

(yes – I know what I’m saying….)

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2016 at 7:19 PM

Carly who? Is she even still alive?

oscarwilde on January 2, 2016 at 7:21 PM

So, Carly is down big. It’s the 4th quarter. And she throws a Hail Mary into the opposing team’s end zone? #EpicFail

MistyLane on January 2, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Bust the wheel, break the deal!

Judge_Dredd on January 2, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Did Carly first make a phone call to Stanford’s head coach to reassure him that she stands with the Cardinal, and that she’s good friends with Bibi Netanyahu?

locomotivebreath1901 on January 2, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Yep, she’s totally GOPe.

Would screw you in a heartbeat.

Girl, bye.

artist on January 2, 2016 at 7:25 PM

So, Carly is down big. It’s the 4th quarter. And she throws a Hail Mary into the opposing team’s end zone? #EpicFail

MistyLane on January 2, 2016 at 7:22 PM

I’d say it was more of a butt-fumble….

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2016 at 7:26 PM

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Some candidates don’t need huge rallies to feel important.
Some candidates are secure with their inner beauty.
Some candidates only need that one special someone to recognize how beautiful they are.
Like ¡La Jebita!

Magicjava on January 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Typical globalist. No sense of place, tradition, community, rootedness, history, loyalty…

Joseph K on January 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

It would have been funny if she had passionately supported Stanford and live-tweeted “Ha ha Iowa you SUCK!”

Redstone on January 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Some candidates don’t need huge rallies to feel important.
Some candidates are secure with their inner beauty.
Some candidates only need that one special someone to recognize how beautiful they are.
Like ¡La Jebita!

Magicjava on January 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Some candidates are just too stupid and arrogant to know when they have already lost. Like Jeb and Carly…

oscarwilde on January 2, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Some candidates don’t need huge rallies to feel important.
Some candidates are secure with their inner beauty.
Some candidates only need that one special someone to recognize how beautiful they are.
Like ¡La Jebita!

Magicjava on January 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Very well said.

Redstone on January 2, 2016 at 7:33 PM

A lot of bluster about nothing!

Sarah-Cuda on January 2, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Hi Jazz,
Get. A. Freakin’. Life.

It was a football game.

chuckh on January 2, 2016 at 7:37 PM

Some candidates don’t need huge rallies to feel important.
Some candidates are secure with their inner beauty.
Some candidates only need that one special someone to recognize how beautiful they are.
Like ¡La Jebita!

Magicjava on January 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

That was a huge lol as I was expecting a pic of the odd couple: Jeb & the “future first lady.”

anotherJoe on January 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Carly who? Outcome of what?

Rix on January 2, 2016 at 7:40 PM

Everyone should lighten up about this. We all know that chicks aren’t knowledgeable about sports fandom.

thuja on January 2, 2016 at 7:43 PM

Magicjava on January 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

That was a huge lol as I was expecting a pic of the odd couple: Jeb & the “future first lady.”

anotherJoe on January 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Its kind of embarrassing that Little brother George didn’t tell Jeb, “Look Jeb, if you’re going to insist on buying a mail order bride beard, at least get one that doesn’t scare children and small animals”…

oscarwilde on January 2, 2016 at 7:44 PM

Everyone should lighten up about this. We all know that chicks aren’t knowledgeable about sports fandom.

thuja on January 2, 2016 at 7:43 PM

Well look who crawled out of the sewer.

IDontCair on January 2, 2016 at 7:47 PM

That was a huge lol as I was expecting a pic of the odd couple: Jeb & the “future first lady.”

anotherJoe on January 2, 2016 at 7:38 PM

Emphasis on odd.

Redstone on January 2, 2016 at 7:48 PM

not a fan of hers but this was a totally stupid thing to get worked up over.

dmacleo on January 2, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Just pitiful. I bet Condi Rice is about ready to kill her.

TXUS on January 2, 2016 at 7:53 PM

We all know that chicks aren’t knowledgeable about sports fandom.

thuja on January 2, 2016 at 7:43 PM

You got that right, my coniferous friend.

Judge_Dredd on January 2, 2016 at 7:53 PM

not a fan of hers but this was a totally stupid thing to get worked up over.

dmacleo on January 2, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Well, if Carly had a prayer in hell of being elected then what she said would be worth getting worked up about, so technically you are correct.

oscarwilde on January 2, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Its kind of embarrassing that Little brother George didn’t tell Jeb, “Look Jeb, if you’re going to insist on buying a mail order bride beard, at least get one that doesn’t scare children and small animals”…

oscarwilde on January 2, 2016 at 7:44 PM

reír en voz alta!

anotherJoe on January 2, 2016 at 7:56 PM

dmacleo on January 2, 2016 at 7:49 PM

I don’t think anyone was getting worked over this.

Mostly just laughing about how stupid it was.

Barred on January 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM

Changing one’s position on immigration for political expediency is forgivable; you are supposed to be doing what your constituents want, after all. But doing it on sports teams demonstrates a character flaw that, to any sports fan, simply cannot be overlooked.

Huh.

Axe on January 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM

She has a horrible personality. People want to like their president

davemason2k on January 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM

The game is over Carly, go home and enjoy your family and life. Perhaps next year President Trump will have a job for you.

woodhull on January 2, 2016 at 7:58 PM

A lot of bluster about nothing!

Sarah-Cuda on January 2, 2016 at 7:33 PM

In a way you are right since she was polling at near 0% in Iowa (now it’s at 0% I’d imagine).

It would be a massive blunder for a contender. No other politician would make this mistake. Hillary got close with her “Lifelong Yankee fan” lie. But that’s not an alma mater. Little kids can like out of state pro teams – though Hillary was lying (yet another), it’s not sacrosanct like your college team.

In all seriousness though, this

Typical globalist. No sense of place, tradition, community, rootedness, history, loyalty…

Joseph K on January 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

is probably close to the truth. And it’s the reason why Fiorina could mess up so badly. That and she didn’t have staff vet her twitter , or her staff is scared to question her …

Anyway, this is another freaky moment in the most mad capped primary season of all time.

BoxHead1 on January 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM

They were Fung Fu fighting.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXuPA2CWEAAQNnc.jpg

IDontCair on January 2, 2016 at 8:03 PM

Fiorina/Harvey 2016

2Tru2Tru on January 2, 2016 at 8:05 PM

The new “Union” message:

“Don’t be a chump, vote for Trump”

Thoughts?

Key West Reader on January 2, 2016 at 8:13 PM

“Idiot. I would have tweeted that in Spanish.”

— ¡Yeb!

ShainS on January 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Bibi throws down.

Tal Shalev [email protected] 8h8 hours ago

Netanyahu: I will not accept 2 states in Israel, there is one state under rule of law and another one with wild incitement. This era is over

IDontCair on January 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

No loyalty.

cimbri on January 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

As it pertains to Carly Fiorina?

Who, currently owns anything that is made by Hewlett Packard, other an ink jet printer?

Step forward and I shan’t hold me breaths (sic)

Key West Reader on January 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Trump LIVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCx3tSWtyFI

MGardner on January 2, 2016 at 8:17 PM

“Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today #RoseBowl,” Fiorina tweeted hours before the start of the Hawkeyes’ 41-16 loss to Stanford.

It shows how desperate FiaRINO is to get any kind of publicity, and she was trying to rub it in again that she’s a Stanford grad and smarter than most of the rest of us.

Like on global warming she’s so much smarter than us so she and McCain thought the answer was to get in the line with the leftist intelligentsia and push a unilateral and draconian (83% CO2 cuts) cap & trade scheme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO6Bdt7mbVY&info=FiorinaSupportsCapTrade
~
More on Carly’s global warming leftism here: The RINO Report on Carly Fiorina

anotherJoe on January 2, 2016 at 8:17 PM

Reminds me of, “Can I get me a huntin’ license here?”

The voting cry of the wild Kerry.

Meremortal on January 2, 2016 at 8:27 PM

This is truly much ado about nothing.

Carly has been a useful voice and will continue to be. I think she could be a very good VP candidate as she can attack Hillary without the gender card played against her and she cuts up Hillary very professionally.

KW64 on January 2, 2016 at 8:30 PM

I guess Jazz nor anyone else considered that maybe she REALLY was rooting for the Hawkeyes?

Noooooooooooo.

Just have to trash her because she’s a woman who chimes in about sports.

Sure… sports is only the purview of men… right!!!

Walter L. Newton on January 2, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Carly did not tweet in support of Iowa over her alma mater. Trump did that. Carly said go Cardinals!!

right2bright

xblade on January 2, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Trump LIVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCx3tSWtyFI

MGardner on January 2, 2016 at 8:17 PM

Thank you, just logging on.

bluefox on January 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

She has a horrible personality. People want to like their president

davemason2k on January 2, 2016 at 7:57 PM

If that is true, how come Hillary and Donald are leading the primary contests? Neither one is very likable(check their positive versus negative ratios) yet the voters seem to see them giving them what they want and thus are overlooking their character flaws.

KW64 on January 2, 2016 at 8:35 PM

This is truly much ado about nothing.

Kind of like her campaign.

No the world didn’t end, and she didn’t kick a dog, but give us break. It was pathetic.

xblade on January 2, 2016 at 8:37 PM

I’m not a sports fanatic, I never watch games. The only sporting events I like are the ones I can actually play in, which is zero these days with a bad back.

That said, fiorina never had a chance anyway, but this was just stupid. Trying to pander to the first caucus state this way was really, truly pathetic and stupid.

But that’s the kind of “leader” she really is, if you actually dig into her past. She’s a user. She simply wanted to use the Iowans, after she got what she wanted they’d hit the trash heap so fast it’d make their niblets spin.

Just ask her first husband.

Andy__B on January 2, 2016 at 8:58 PM

is this article satire??

you’re seriously this upset because she decided to root for a sports team?! good grief. i can’t believe people are actually mad about this. please tell me this is satire. who cares what team she cheers for? i’m not into sports so i don’t even see why this tweet made people sooooo outraged.

Sachiko on January 2, 2016 at 9:10 PM

It’s not that sports teams are sacred, it’s that the whole issue is entirely meaningless. If Fiorina is willing to pander in this, she is truly desperate. I had some hopes for here, but her campaign imploded exactly at its apex, the second debate.

paul1149 on January 2, 2016 at 9:55 PM

Anonymous says:
January 2, 2016 at 10:13 pm
Dudette?
She can troll Killary pretty good, though!

22044 on January 2, 2016 at 10:14 PM

is this article satire??

you’re seriously this upset because she decided to root for a sports team?! good grief. i can’t believe people are actually mad about this. please tell me this is satire. who cares what team she cheers for? i’m not into sports so i don’t even see why this tweet made people sooooo outraged.

Sachiko on January 2, 2016 at 9:10 PM

no Sachiko, it’s not. You are pretty sharp but sometimes don’t quite get it. Carly Tussauds has pandered many times, this being one more example. She couldn’t kick midget Boxer’s ass in a simple debate and we now know why.

arnold ziffel on January 2, 2016 at 10:19 PM

Whoever gave her that advice, if in fact someone did, should be fired. However, whoever took that advice and thought it was a good idea, just made a terrible decision and showed such flawed judgement, that I could no longer consider voting for her. What a pity to go out like this.

bflat879 on January 2, 2016 at 10:51 PM

Carly Simon???? Youre so vain, i bet you think this post is about you……

Indiana Jim on January 2, 2016 at 10:57 PM

I follow Carly and I happened to see this tweet just as it was posted. At the time I did not occur to me that this was anything other than a really dry joke. I thought it was hilarious. I then waited for the “just kidding” explanation that never came.

paulmarkcards on January 2, 2016 at 10:59 PM

She’s just as big a sellout as her biggest fanboi, not2bright.

I guess it’s a common thread.

fossten on January 2, 2016 at 11:05 PM

Selling out my alma mater? Absolutely pathetic.

John the Libertarian on January 2, 2016 at 11:15 PM

I’m willing to bet Sanders has no idea how to play football

NYCMike on January 2, 2016 at 11:41 PM

@Sachiko back uo the road there: Amen, sister (or brother, as the case may be). Hyperventilating over this is emblematic of how ridiculous politics at Hot Gas has become.

Get. A. Life. Folks.

The War Planner on January 2, 2016 at 11:51 PM

“I guess Jazz nor anyone else considered that maybe she REALLY was rooting for the Hawkeyes?” Walter L. Newton

It’s possible, but not very likely. If you’re a Stanford alum but you’re rooting for Iowa, it begs for an explanation. There was none. And why did she pick this particular game on which to announce her rooting interest? What are the chances that, with a number of interesting games going on, the only one in which she has a rooting interest is the one in which she’s rooting against her alma mater? Slim. But she didn’t mention any others.

“You’re seriously this upset because she decided to root for a sports team?” Sachiko.

No. People are upset because they think she lied. It goes to her credibility. Most people do not believe that she was actually rooting for Iowa. She was just pandering. In an incredibly clumsy and transparent way.

Fairbanks on January 2, 2016 at 11:54 PM

This is most unfortunate on what Carli said now,,,,,,,,,,,, Lets have a post or many posts on Hillary lying and pandering. Why is it that the GOPe has to do all the stupid maneuvers?

garydt on January 3, 2016 at 12:09 AM

Hi Jazz,
Get. A. Freakin’. Life.

It was a football game.

chuckh on January 2, 2016 at 7:37 PM

True, but the issue under question isn’t a particular game. It is honesty and loyalty. I have had very little problem with Fiorina up to now, and have been wishing her well, though recognizing that she had no real hope of gaining the nomination.

However, this move is correctly analyzed by Jazz. She isn’t rooting for Iowa with this tweet, she is trying to grease the Iowa primary voters by pretending to root for their football team. She used the vehicle of a sports event as a tool to gain votes. Were she anything but a Stanford grad, it would be almost completely innocuous, other than the fact that she has not publicly demonstrated any real interest in sports. But turning her back on Stanford as one of their own begs the question of why, and the only viable answer is the weaselly one.

The political calculus may seem reasonable at first: Supposing that California remains in the bag for the Democrats, losing some support from her Alma Mater isn’t costly, while any gain in Iowa might have much greater value. However, the negative optics significantly outweigh any theoretical gains, leaving her appearing petty and conniving.

Freelancer on January 3, 2016 at 1:34 AM

Digging deep in the pot for this story.

JungleCogs on January 3, 2016 at 7:01 AM

you’re seriously this upset because she decided to root for a sports team?! good grief. i can’t believe people are actually mad about this. please tell me this is satire. who cares what team she cheers for? i’m not into sports so i don’t even see why this tweet made people sooooo outraged.

Sachiko on January 2, 2016 at 9:10 PM

Just a reminder of how dishonest/ignorant Sachiko is…

and his comment about fiorina was COMPLETELY unacceptable. even if you completely ignore his “bleeding” comment and pretend that it was about a nosebleed (sure), the fact that he actually decided ‘hey why don’t i just make fun of carly fiorina’s face because i don’t like the way she looks’ is stunning to me. i don’t see fiorina making fun of anyone’s looks. she’s too classy to say something like that. that whole exchange made her look so much more mature than him. i thought she had a great response: “women heard very clearly what mr. trump said.”

Sachiko on October 23, 2015 at 7:13 PM

fossten on January 3, 2016 at 7:36 AM

Well that does it!
If Fiorina wins the nomination, I’m either staying home on election day or voting for Hillary!

justltl on January 3, 2016 at 7:50 AM

Although, I would reconsider if she promises to send the Stanford band to fight ISIS.

justltl on January 3, 2016 at 7:56 AM

Armed only with their musical instruments.

justltl on January 3, 2016 at 7:58 AM

using a bad fake southern accent when she’s down south…..

dentarthurdent on January 2, 2016 at 7:15 PM

No, it’s worse than that.

Her southern accent sounds goofy only because part of it is coming through.

Hillary’s public speech voice is fraught with stilted enunciations and inappropriate cadence because she is translating from her native southern accent, trying to keep it from slipping out.

Younggod on January 3, 2016 at 8:25 AM

I took my 21 year old son (a University of Tennessee student) to see Ted Cruz in Knoxville a couple of weeks ago. As he posed for a picture with Ted he asked Ted to say “Go Vols”. Ted replied, “I can’t do that, I’m a hook ’em guy”! When given a chance to pander, Ted stood on principle and we respected that!

essequam on January 3, 2016 at 8:46 AM

She’s just as big a sellout as her biggest fanboi, not2bright.

I guess it’s a common thread.

fossten on January 2, 2016 at 11:05 PM

Good point. They’re both indifferent to the truth. It shows most clearly when the lies are about petty things.

No wonder r2b finds her fascinating.

fadetogray on January 3, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Stanford is Fiorina’s alma mater. She’s willing to turn her back on them for a couple of votes in Iowa? What would she do to us if we put her in the White House when it came to a close vote on something important?

Point 1: It’s only a football game, so who cares?

Point 2: Does anyone really think that any Iowa republican voter will change their vote to Fiorina by her openly pandering to their football team?

Point 3: It’s only football, not START treaties. Sheesh!

Point 4: Whose republican votes are more important to Fiorina — California or Iowa? Getting all of the three republican votes in California is immaterial and will be for the foreseeable future. Ease up on the woman. None of this matters — but leave it to the CONSERVATIVE press to shoot conservatism in the foot, just like the GOP.

sixerfixer1976 on January 3, 2016 at 10:45 AM

While some people take their sport loyalties very seriously, some do not. It’s possible she’s one of them and it didn’t even occur to her this would upset people. She may be excited she’s going to be in the Iowa caucus and expressing that excitement in this way. Unless she’s tweeted a bunch of stuff about her undying devotion to Stanford sports in the past, this is nothing. Maybe tone-def, but certainly not a display of character. Her previous comment about women getting the job done was a more offensive pander to me.

P.s. I tend to avoid most of Jazzs posts, hard to read, I’m coming to HA less and less while I still enjoy APs writing style the depth of the discussion of the issues has slipped. Anyone else reccommend a good site to read articles with some wry humor?

rose-of-sharon on January 3, 2016 at 11:08 AM

I was interested in her in the beginning but this is gutless and shameless, buh-bye!

jnelchef on January 3, 2016 at 12:26 PM

I got a shocker for you. Trump is going to win Iowa

Brock Robamney on January 3, 2016 at 1:14 PM

Trump is going to win Iowa

Brock Robamney on January 3, 2016 at 1:16 PM

Carly probably rooted for Henry for Heisman to pander to Alabama.

http://gostanford.com/fls/30600/WildCaff/

fred5678 on January 3, 2016 at 2:40 PM

I’m rooting for Carly and a few others to get a reality sandwich in Iowa, then start thinking about how they can help the party.

virgo on January 3, 2016 at 10:20 PM