Video: Carly Fiorina Shines on Fox News’ Special Report

…And Carly Fiorina continues to impress.

She was a guest on Fox News’ Special Report where she expertly handled every question they threw at her. Fiorina isn’t just conversant on topics from ObamaCare to the Middle East policy – she’s fluent.

Carly has the rare ability to answer tough questions without missing a beat – and she speaks quickly – but not like Democrat guests often do when they just want to stupefy the listener with a lot of dumb liberal cliches and meaningless phrases. Her well-thought out answers are jam packed with substance and command of the subject matter. Carly comes to interviews prepared.

She handled questions about her qualifications and economic policy with the aplomb of someone who has already been tested along those lines many times. (She has.)

In answer to George Will’s question on Iran, Fiorina showed that she is also a heavyweight on foreign policy.

“I would make two phone calls day one in the Oval Office,” she said. “The first would be to Bibi Netanyahu. The second would be to the supreme leader of Iran. And while he might not take my phone call – he would get the message – and the message would be, ‘until and unless you are prepared to open every nuclear facility, every uranium enrichment facility to full, unfettered, anytime, any way inspections, we will exact the most punishing financial sanctions we can.'”

She continued, “I would also take the recommendations of General James Mattis when he was commanding in the Middle East. He gave a whole set of recommendations to the White House on how to push back against Iran’s proxies – we haven’t done any of them. We haven’t executed a single one of those recommendations.”

[Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command at the beginning of his second term – January of 2013 – reportedly without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced.

“I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him — he hadn’t received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House,” Thomas E. Ricks reports.

In another post, Ricks says Mattis was fired because:

Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying, “And then what?”

So the fact that Mattis was competent, had definite ideas about how to handle Iran, wanted to be prepared for any and every contingency – made him persona non grata in Obama’s FUBAR Regime.]

In the last part of the interview Carly was asked about her political strategy. She doesn’t see her lack of political experience as a handicap because so many Americans now think we have a “professional political class more focused on power and privilege than doing the people’as work.”

“That is why people are paying attention,” she added, “because I don’t come from the political class – but I am a citizen with experience that’s relevant.”

You go Carly:

Carly Fiorina’s New Ad Is Devastating

There’s a lot of buzz going on about this brutal new Carly Fiorina ad that was released yesterday. Fiorina has been extremely impressive on the stump and in interviews since the start of the year. She came out swinging at the Iowa Freedom Summit back in January, giving one of the best speeches. Now she has a new political ad out that just savages Hillary Clinton.

Via Allahpundit at Hot Air:

It’s three minutes long, which is about six times longer than an effective ad should be, but the length works here to underscore the point. Those long seconds of silence when someone’s asked to name a Clinton accomplishment feel even longer when you watch a string of people struggling with the question. It’s excruciating.

This is how it’s done, folks:

Damn, girl. That is going to leave a mark!

If this ad doesn’t earn Carly Fiorina the VP slot on the 2016 GOP ticket, there is no justice.

In fact – I haven’t decided yet who I’m voting for in my state’s Primary – but if Carly keeps it up, she may just get my vote,

Donald Trump: “Mitt Romney Had His Chance – He Choked” (Video)

Donald Trump, holding forth in the hallway outside the auditorium at the Iowa Freedom summit, Saturday morning, came out very strongly against Mitt Romney running for president again.

Many of the points he made here, were also in the speech –  namely his contention that “Mitt Romney had his chance – and he choked.” Trump went on to say that “something happened to him in the last month of that campaign – and he just blew it. Whether he choked, or something very bad happened to him,  I don’t think the Republicans can afford to give him another chance.” In case we didn’t get the message, he added, “his performance was a total joke.”

Here is La Donald’s full speech where he announces that he’s seriously thinking about running for president. (SMH.)

Via Freedom’s Lighthouse:

Video: Carly Fiorina – A Force To Be Reckoned With

Carly Fiorina, the first woman to lead a Fortune 500 business, gave an impressive speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, suggesting that she is serious about running for president in 2016.

Rocking pink tinted hair to match her pink outfit, Fiorina slammed the hypocritical Democrats who belittled Joanie Ernst’s SOTU response.

“Emily’s List described Joanie Ernst – a mother, a soldier, a sitting senator – as window dressing. Let us talk please about who is running a war on women.”

You’ll love her question to Valerie Jarrett, who appeared with her on a morning show last week to talk about “equal pay for equal work.” Makes you want to dig up that video to see Jarrett’s stuttering response.

Fiorina, who has not always been regarded as being solidly pro-life, also touted her faith and her pro-life convictions with great conviction. Her Christian faith helped her get through the most excruciating thing a parent can go through – the death of a child a few years ago while she was battling breast cancer.

Here’s Carly Fiorina – another possible contender for 2016 – and a clearly a force to be reckoned with.

Video: Scott Walker Goes “Big and Bold” at #IAFreedomSummit


There was a lot of competition but Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was my favorite speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, Saturday, with Carly Fiorina coming in a close second.

Lack of personal charisma has always been a problem for Walker, but that wasn’t apparent in his speech before the sold-out crowd at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. Someone with as long a list of accomplishments as Walker’s doesn’t need to wow people with charm and charisma – not that it was lacking, yesterday.

Walker paced the stage, touting the conservative reforms he pushed through blue state Wisconsin, which resulted in a balanced budget. “If you’re not afraid to go big and go bold, you can actually get results,” he said.

In the perhaps the most compelling segment of his speech, Walker thanked the Iowans who prayed for him during his fight against the public sector unions, and ensuing recall effort. Besides the protests at the Capitol, he and his family faced constant harassment at home and death threats – including one person who promised to gut his wife “like a deer.” Another one told his wife that if she didn’t stop Walker, he would be the first Wisconsin governor to be assassinated.

Walker, a Pastor’s son, said that the prayers helped them to get through those dark days.

“Here in Wisconsin because of our reforms, we didn’t just balance the budget, there’s no more seniority or tenure -you hire and fire whoever you want based on performance,” Walker said to great applause..

Walker also took credit for passing pro-life legislation and defunding Planned Parenthood, rolling back excessive regulations on small businesses and family farmers, passing “aggressive lawsuit reforms”, and passing a conceal/carry law “so law abiding citizens can stand up and protect themselves, their families, and their properties.”



Video: Dreamers Disrupt Rick Perry’s Speech At #IAFreedomSummit


Governor Rick Perry was disrupted by so called “dreamers” at the Iowa Freedom Summit, Saturday. You can hear them yelling at about 12:45 minutes into his speech.


They came armed with signs with the word “deportable” emblazoned across them in reference to a comment the IA summit’s host Steve King made on Twitter before the president’s State of the Union speech, Tuesday.

Referring to Ana Zamora, a 20-year-old undocumented student from Dallas who sat with the first lady during the speech, he said, “#Obama perverts ‘prosecutorial discretion’ by inviting a deportable to sit in place of honor at #SOTU w/1st Lady,” King wrote. “I should sit with Alito.”

They came, made their point as loudly and obnoxiously as possible, and were promptly ushered out:

They’re deportable, but won’t be deported thanks to Obama’s protective pen. Instead, they will heckle our politicians until they’re given full citizenship.