By Karen Siena Quiner
Carly Fiorna is my candidate. I was already leaning towards her but we have so many talented, qualified, and smart candidates in the Republican field this year that I wasn’t ready to commit until I heard her in person this past week at a Republican Woman’s event.
I came away more fired up than I have ever been in my entire adult life for a presidential candidate.
It has nothing to do with the fact that she is a woman. It has nothing to do with the fact that she is an “outsider.”
I believe that Carly has what it takes to run this country and start repairing the incredible damage of the last 7 years.
She is smart. They all are. But Carly has an incredible grasp of such a wide range of issues, from domestic to international. Her answers are always thoughtful, detailed, and don’t ever seem canned or rehearsed.
She is strong, I would say powerful even. She doesn’t strike me as a person who will be bowled over by anyone. And she comes across as fearless. She has been through fire, personally and professionally, and isn’t going to care about what makes her popular. In fact, I think that if our next president does what needs to be done to get this country back on track, they will not be popular. Carly will not care. She will fix her gaze on what needs to be done and go after it with a steely resolve.
I love that she plays neither the gender card, the religion card, or the outsider card. She is running on her ideas and doesn’t need any of those gimmicks or to prove anything to anyone.
She has what it takes to inspire, to lead, and to make us proud of our country again. She believes in American exceptionalism and our important role on the world stage.
And, as if I needed another reason to vote for her, it would be delicious to see her debate Hillary. Can you even imagine?