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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announces run for presidency

 

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said this morning she is running for president in 2016, according to her Twitter account.

Fiorina was the CEO of Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, according to www.britannica.com. She was the first woman to head a Fortune 50 firm, according to carlyforpresident.com.

— Bay City News Service

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5 people like this
Posted by The Governed
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2015 at 10:18 am

Now the GOP has no more call to persecute Clinton about her emails -- when Fiorina could have released them for us!


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 4, 2015 at 10:30 am

Take it from someone who has first-hand working (HP days) knowledge of C.F. She is a mess and totally self-absorbed.


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Posted by Ned to know
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 4, 2015 at 10:58 am

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Posted by Its all good
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2015 at 11:33 am

Her failed campaign will stimulate the economy.


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Posted by ellie
a resident of College Terrace
on May 4, 2015 at 11:34 am

She was (politely) fired from CEO at HP, for goodness sakes after she half ran it into the ground - her incompetence was the most notable thing about her time there. Her leadership style was notoriously demeaning and awful. Most did not feel respect for her as a consequence and many good workers left as a result. The most disliked CEO that has graced the halls of HP. This person want's to be President. She shouldn't be president of the local garden club, let alone the U.S.


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Posted by perspective
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Didn't Hurd do the most long-term damage at HP with his cost-cutting to boost short-term profits not Fiorina? If Fiorina faced Hurd in a primary
I would vote for Fiorina.


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Posted by lindaloo
a resident of College Terrace
on May 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm

One only has to look at Fiorina's voting results for Silicon Valley and environs to see how she was perceived by the people who knew her best. Her margin of loss was HUGE.

Also, anyone who bugs his/her own board and hires private detectives on the company dime to investigate their own board looking for those critical of her is hardly someone one wants in public office to say nothing of the exec suite.

Let her go back to high priority issues like trashing Barbara Boxer's hairdo, insisting that all US workers spend ALL day watching porn and producing ads like the Demon Sheep one.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Beyond her tenure many people thought HP needed some management changes, but Carly was the wrong kind of change. She's proof that facts and history don't matter to the GOP.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Community Center
on May 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm

The people in "Silicon Valley" know from bitter experience and 'living in the midst" that Carly Fiorino is short of crazy to even attempt to do this. The Democratic party and the press wlil make 'mincemeat' of her, and she will do her own party irreparable harm. She must have an enormous ego and little political or common sense.


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Posted by reality show
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Carly Fiorina vs Ted Cruz vs Donald Trump vs Rand Paul vs Chris Christie. This reality show is going to wackier than anything on TV.


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Posted by AlexDeLarge
a resident of Midtown
on May 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Hahahahahahahaha...


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Posted by She hasn't gotten the message
a resident of Barron Park
on May 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

What is wrong with her that she doesn't get the fact that people do not like or trust her?

She was rejected by voters once before, and she blew her golden parachute on that campaign.

No one wants her to do to this country what she and Hird did to HP. Gawd, David Packard's grave is trembling for what she did to the HP Way!

Her plastic surgeon certainly botched her face--she is almost unrecognizable--he obviously though her face was "Abelard" wham she wanted to be "Heloise", HAha


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Posted by mauricio
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm

mauricio is a registered user.

She must be the most self absorbed person in the Valley, and that's saying a lot. This is a person who bragged about terminating the employment of tens of thousands of HP loyal employees while buying herself a yacht. She nearly ran the Valley's flagship company to the ground. Her tenure as CEO was fraught with paranoia, temper tantrum and an unprecedented orgy of self promotion. She has zero chance of getting the GOP nomination, and an absolute zero chance of winning the presidency. She is basically running for a spot on Fox that would enable her to double the very generous termination package she received from the HP board.


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Posted by Paul Losch
a resident of Community Center
on May 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Tin Ears.

I did a quick survey of the NYT posts and the posts here. Not a kind word for Carly or for most of those on the so-called "clown bus."

Carly, and most of the other GOP candidates, lack a viable constituency. Count Carly among those that have the opposite.

It already is tiresome to hear the rhetoric coming from these candidates. They espouse policy views reminiscent of what W practiced, and look what we got then. I voted for Reagan back in the day, and these folks impugn his legacy when they invoke his name.

Carly is "flame o rina." She joins Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman as a disgrace to the Republican Party, and especially to the women who are Republicans aound th country they purport to represent.


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Posted by perspective
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2015 at 6:15 pm

She is going for the Vice-Presidential slot.


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Posted by The Governed
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 4, 2015 at 6:29 pm

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Posted by reddy sea
a resident of College Terrace
on May 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Congratulations Carly

You deserve a chance.

Please come back with magnificent proposals.

Respectfully


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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Community Center
on May 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

I worked at HP when Fiorina was hired and fired. She was an arrogant, ineffective, vindictive manager at HP. HP had an engineering culture that was focused on results. Fiorina's focus was on BS and self promotion. After a few months she had driven employee morale in to the ground. The employees loathed her so intently that she had body guards in the building. When she went to non corporate sites, her security detail would secure the cafeteria silverware so employees would not throw the items at her. When it was officially announced that she was fired, employees were cheering in the aisles cheering "Ding Dong, the Witch is Gone".

Yet she won the Republican primary in CA, defeating a very capable person (Tom Campbell). Fiorina talks a good line. All the time she was at HP I kept thinking that she would be a much better candidate for office than high tech manager. I hope her past haunts her and she is trounced in every primary. I agree that she is shooting for VP or some other reward where she can trot around and get attention. As narcissistic as she is, I doubt she actually believes she has a chance of being elected Pres.

Unlike Paul L., I think Reagan was also a useless Pres and in many respects a good role model for loud, egotistic, individuals that are heavy on form, but lack substance.




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Posted by danielle
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm

incredible ego, lack of self awareness, and delusion. fired CEO and failed senate candidate with no public service experience. wasting more money on this and her 2 yachts.

it would be great if these wealthy people could help others instead of themselves.


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Posted by curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on May 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Pssst. Carly's a Clinton mole. Pass it on.


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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 4, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Pretty good article from the SJ Merc on the dead silence from Silicon Valley on Fiorina:

Web Link


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Posted by southbayresident
a resident of another community
on May 5, 2015 at 2:05 am

Compared to Sarah Palin I am sure Carly Fiorina is "immensely qualified" but that's based on the typical Republican race to the bottom strategy.

Despite all her evilness I would expect Carly to be at least a semi-intelligent woman which means she must have at least some struggles with Republican orthodoxy. If not HP was more than justified in firing her.

Would a tech company really want a CEO believing in standard Republican dictates such as "climate change is a United Nations hoax", and "the earth is only 6,000 years old" or "God (literally) created the earth in 7 days"? As I understand all Republicans are required to believe in those things. She will need to able to convince the party establishment she is secure in those beliefs if she wants their endorsement.


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Posted by Katie
a resident of Downtown North
on May 5, 2015 at 6:39 am

She should retire on one of her TWO yachts.


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