That’s The Ticket, Or Is It? *Open Thread*


The Hill had an interesting article on Thursday about Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. This is a duo many of my friends have acknowledged would make them happy.

So, what does Gov. Walker have to say about all of this talk? The Hill has it:

[…] “I do like Marco Rubio, I think he and I have similar thoughts on national defense and foreign policy,” Walker, who is weighing a 2016 run, said in an interview on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect.

Asked by Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin if he would be open to announcing in December that the two of them would run as a ticket, and settle who would be the nominee for president and vice president later, Walker replied that some supporters had pitched that idea.

“I’ve actually had quite a few people, grassroots supporters, donors, and others, who have made that suggestion,” Walker said.

“For now, you know, Marco is a quality candidate. He’s going to be formidable in this race as things progress. And if we were to get in, we’d be as well, and we’ll see where things take us.”

He added that he and Rubio have joked that people mention the two possibly pairing up and said they would likely “have to arm wrestle over who would be top of the ticket.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

You gotta love a politician who has a sense of humor, but who is also gracious in his compliments of potential opponents.

In any event, for many, it seems this would be a dream ticket.

But not so fast. Not only are there a number of other candidates in the running, but there is one in particular who is garnering more and more interest. That would be NON-politician, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina.

Fiorina took Center Seat with the All Star Panel on Special Report Thursday night. On the panel were some heavy hitters: George Will, Charles Krauthammer, and Amy Walters. How did Fiorina do? Well, take a look:

Wow. What an impressive woman. In my opinion, she handled the questions – tough questions – calmly, intelligently, and completely. I thought her response to Amy Walters regarding her “skill set” (seriously – when did it become a “set? Like the new, “price point.” Just say skills! Just say the price! Ahem.).

There was more as Fiorina kept her Center Seat for the Lightning Round of questions from this very good panel:

Fiorina is incredibly articulate, handles tough questions well, and actually has a great deal of foreign policy experience. That she has a good relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu is no small thing in my book.

And you know what you DIDN’T hear from her during this 16 minutes of being grilled? This:

Or this:

Nope, not a bit of stumbling or defensiveness, even when she was being questioned about her time at HP and the layoffs she had to make. As she noted, being a leader means having to make the tough decisions.

I know there are some who think her not being a politician might be a problem, but honestly, have we not seen the result of having “experienced” politicians in office? And it isn’t like Fiorina isn’t experienced. After all, HP was NOT her first rodeo. She also worked at Lucent and AT&T, among other places. Oh, and she is mighty well educated, too, according to Wilipedia:

[…] Fiorina attended Channing School in London. She later attended five different high schools, including one in Ghana,[25] graduating from Charles E. Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and medieval history from Stanford University in 1976. During her summers, she worked as a secretary for Kelly Services.[26] She attended the UCLA School of Law in 1976 but dropped out[27] after one semester and worked as a receptionist for six months at a real estate firm Marcus & Millichap, moving up to a broker position before leaving for Italy, where she taught English.[28]

Fiorina received a Master of Business Administration in marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1980. She also obtained a Master of Science in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management under the Sloan Fellows program in 1989.[29] […] (Click here to read the rest.)

In other words, she ain’t no slouch, and certainly isn’t a lightweight. She is well educated, and has a ton of experience at LEADING, something this country is in sore need of, it seems to me.

It is early days yet, to be sure, but personally, I think Fiorina is someone on whom to keep an eye. But that’s just me. How about you?

This is an Open Thread.


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36 Responses to “That’s The Ticket, Or Is It? *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    I watched the “Special Report” panel last night too. It was my first good, long look and listen to Carly Fiorina and I was beyond impressed.

    I agree with everything you said about her. She is a quality candidate and the GOP has rocks in its head, as does FOX News if they don’t make sure this talented and articulate woman is among those on the first tier in the debates.

    I like Walker, am somewhat less enthusiastic about Rubio but think having two men, even if one is Hispanic, is a mistake. I would not ever vote simply because of gender or ethnicity but there are a lot of women who will. Women who are sick and tired of an all male field all the time. GOP would be wise to take note of Carly Fiorina. And if Donald Trump is on the stage and she isn’t it would be beyond a travesty!

    Brought this up from the previous thread because I think it worth a watch.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thank you so much for bringing this video to this thread. That is SO true abt titles. And I have long said what Fiorina had said – frequent flier miles are not an ACCOMPLISHMENT. It doesn’t matter HOW much Clinton traveled – what did she ACCOMPLISH in those travels? I think we can look at a few places to get an idea – Russia and Egypt spring to mind…

      I agree completely abt the debates, too. I would rather listen to FIorina any day of the week than Trump. I don’t care abt him one way or the other, but I think she is a far more serious candidate in terms of her constitution than is Trump.

      Oh, and I love that she is a Constitutionalist!

      I also agree that gender and ethnicity should not be the reason to vote for someone but when you have someone of Fiorina’s caliber, they should think long and hard abt dismissing her out of hand. If nothing else, she would make a great VP, or even SoS with all of her foreign experience…

  2. HELENK3 Says:

    Washington Post lets hillary tout herself triumphant Benghazi survivor

    this is just sick.
    nothing like rubbing salt into the wounds of the Parents of the heroes that were killed while she did nothing to help

    if I even thought about voting for Hillary this would change my mind

  3. HELENK3 Says:

    Carly will be one of the speakers at the red state gathering in Atlanta in August

  4. HELENK3 Says:

    It is getting just sick in this country.
    first of all if the nutcase was so worried, why did she not bring the kid to her house until the parents got home?

  5. foxyladi14 Says:

    I could vote for Carly. 😀

  6. HELENK3 Says:

    stolen from a commenter at the crawdad hole.

    this is just unbelievable and she wants to be president

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Are you kidding me with this?? Good grief, it just doesn’t stop with her, does it? And yet, SO many people will still vote for her no matter what because of the letter after her name and because she is a woman. Just ridiculous.

  7. HELENK3 Says:

    Carly Forina will be on Greta tonight at 7pm eastern

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    So abt that whole trade thing:

  9. foxyladi14 Says:

    Interesting. 🙂

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    A tale of two trade bills:

    Rep. King got a provision in abt Immigration.


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Though I still do not understand why, for the LIFE of me, the Reps would give Obama any more power. And why they would seem to make Congress even more irrelevant. It just boggles the mind…

  11. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Guess who is in trouble now? None other than Obama’s bud (and speechwriter – get it? :-D), Deval Patrick:

  12. HELENK3 Says:

  13. HELENK3 Says:

    did the dems in congress just tell backtrack, he is NOT king of the hill?

  14. Judy Says:

    I scratched Rubio off the list as soon as I found out he is owned body and soul by some billionaire, and I’m claiming a senior moment in that I can’t remember the guy’s name. This guy has been in Rubio’s life from the word go and has financed many, many things in his life. Naturally Rubio has repaid with political favors anytime he can.
    Just makes me think of BO and Soros only on the Republican side. I might could vote for Fiorina when I find out a little more about her and if she is owned by anyone.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      That is always the question, isn’t it? To whom are these people beholden? Good point, Judy!

  15. kenoshamarge Says:

    Carly Fiorina says “feminism” is for all women not just the narrow definitions of the left. I couldn’t agree more. Perhaps more of us would identify as “feminists” if the left would just STFU and let women be women instead of just abortion advocates. Because if feminism is about nothing more than abortion and some gender version of affirmative action then count me out!

    Carly Fiorina’s Conservative Feminism

    “Over the years, feminism has devolved into a left-leaning political ideology where women are pitted against men and used as a political weapon to win elections,” she says. “Being empowered means having a voice. But ideological feminism shuts down conversation—on college campuses and in the media. If you are a man—or a woman—who doesn’t believe the litanies of the left, then you are ‘waging a war on women’ or you are a ‘threat to women’s health’ or you are variously described as ‘window dressing’ —[Iowa Sen.] Joni Ernst—or offensive as a candidate—Carly Fiorina. The progressive view of feminism is not about women. It is about ideology. And their policies are not working for women.”

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      EXACTLY!! That is exactly what I have been saying after the horrendous way the Left – check it – the FEMINISTS – went after Sarah Palin. And why did they? Because she had an R after her name. Her story SHOULD have been one to celebrate, from how she worked through college to rising up to challenge people in her own party to being ruled by ETHICS and not Party. Bu no. That is when it became crystal clear to me that “feminism” only applied to Democrats and Liberals, not Republicans.

      Btw, I intend to focus on an excellent article by Phyllis Chesler next week on the topic of feminism.

  16. kenoshamarge Says:

    Good question If Rachel Dolezal Isn’t Black, How Is Caitlyn Jenner A Woman?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, wow – that IS a good question. Dang, Marge – that is some food for thought, isn’t it? SHE is being made a laughingstock, but Jenner was celebrated, received awards, all kinds of stuff. Hmmm – what a good point…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Makes you wonder just how, and if, the thought processes on the left and their media pals works. The inconsistencies make your head spin.

  17. HELENK3 Says:

    hack of government employee records discovered by product demo not by the feds.

    Gee, i wonder why I do not feel secure?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh. My. GOD. Are you kidding me with this?!?!?! That says so much, and again, highlights why I do not want the government making PERSONAL decisions for me, like on my health.

  18. HELENK3 Says:

    interesting take on the mess our government is in today

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