Saturday, June 14, 2008

Carly Fiorina to Women: Why I Support McCain

This is a great video by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, talking specifically to women about Hillary's historic run and why she supports Senator McCain. Fiorina has been visible and vocal on behalf of McCain and the Republican National Committee, and has been mentioned as a dark-horse VP choice (if Sarah Palin passes, she'd be an outstanding choice to attract economy-minded male and female voters and boost business support for McCain's campaign.)

She talks about her perspective on Senator McCain about 3 minutes in.

Thank you to new site Women for Fair Politics - part of the fast-growing 'PUMA' network (party unity my, er, um, well, yeah, you guessed it).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A commenter on another post says it much better than I can:

"They say McCain reads the blogs, so here goes --

Senator McCain- Don't let the campaign kibbitzers muddle things up.

First and foremost, Sarah Palin shares your values. She killed the bridge to nowhere. Need we say more?

As for the politics, Sarah Palin transcends geography. Her constituency, like yours, goes beyond state lines.

She will get your ticket access to voters all over the country based on who she is and what she stands for. Because she's young, a woman, a mother with young kids, she will grab media attention more than any other potential candidate.

Gov. Palin also has a son in the active duty military. You have very wisely taken your son's service in Iraq off the table as a campaign talking point. That is and should be respected. But others can talk about it and reflect on what it means.

A McCain-Palin administration would be the first in memory which has family members in uniform during wartime from both the President and Vice President. That would be a powerful statement as to the importance of national service, especially in uniform.

Most importantly, any Vice President should be ready to step up and serve in the event she is needed. Frankly, who is really ever ready? Gov. Palin is as ready as anybody, she is a quick learner, and in her public career has exhibited the courage and decisiveness needed for a great leader.

Godspeed to you in your campaign and in making this important decision."