Questioning Fiorina’s Right-Wing Credentials

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A conservative activist is questioning the credentials of Carly Fiorina.

Written by Chad Groening

Fiorina is currently in third place in a compilation of polls at RealClearPolitics, trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson respectively.

Her bump in poll numbers came after the former Hewlett-Packard CEO delivered a strong performance in the September GOP debate, when she challenged Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to watch the undercover Planned Parenthood videos.

Cathie Adams of Texas Eagle Forum claims that Fiorina failed to unseat U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer because Republican voters couldn’t find a “stark contrast” between the Republican challenger and the Democrat incumbent.

“Because when it comes to life it’s easy to say, I’m pro-life. But where is your record of standing up for life?” Adams asks. “When it comes to standing up for marriage where is your articulation of that issue?”

Boxer defeated Fiorina by approximately one million votes of 9.4 million that were cast statewide in the 2010 election.

The conservative blog RedState endorsed Fiorina’s primary opponent, state assembly member Chuck Devore, suggesting that Devore was the more conservative choice.

After the primary, the blog encouraged voters to choose Fiorina over Boxer but reminded voters of Fiorina’s political beliefs.

“If you’re in California, absolutely and willingly vote for Carly Fiorina,” RedState’s Eric Erickson wrote in 2010. “But do so understanding who Carly Fiorina actually is. The mask is off, and there’s a squishy moderate underneath.”

Adams also questions Fiorina’s effectiveness as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a record that critics in politics and the media have also questioned.

“I think it’s okay to express humility and say, It didn’t go as well as I wanted to and there are many different reasons for that,” Adams says.

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