Ultimately, winning the hearts, minds and votes of conservatives is not going to happen by acting like Hillary Clinton. Yet, that’s exactly what some people claim Republican candidate Carly Fiorina is doing.
Fiorina defended herself on “The Kelly File” Wednesday after conservative radio host and Ted Cruz supporter, Steve Deace took major heat for responding to Fiorina’s estrogen-charged opening comments at Tuesday night’s Republican debate.
“Wow…Fiorina goes full v****a right away,” Deace tweeted.
Wow…Fiorina goes full vagina right away
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) December 16, 2015
Here’s Fiorina’s statement in part:
I have beaten breast cancer. I have buried a child. I started as a secretary. I fought my way to the top of Corporate America while being called every b-word in the book. I fought my way into this election and on to this debate stage while all the political insiders and the pundits told me, ‘it couldn’t be done.’ I’ve been told ‘no’ all my life. And all my life, I’ve refused to accept no as an answer.
Later during the debate, Fiorina quoted Margaret Thatcher’s infamous line; “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” Fiorina told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly she found it “inexplicable” that a “major surrogate of Ted Cruz” thought she would play the “V-card.” Fiorina said she told her unique “American story” and would never ask nor expect votes simply because she’s a woman.
According to numerous responses to Deace’s tweet, Fiorina is not alone. Even Deace’s wife was reportedly furious over the tweet.
@SteveDeaceShow Be sure to save this tweet to show to your daughters in a few years. I’m sure they’ll be so proud of Daddy.
— Sean Garland (@seanrgarland) December 16, 2015
The vitriol was palpable, and yet, Deace did find some support.
@SteveDeaceShow they all let her get away with her Sexist remark quoting Thatcher, 35 yrs ago & that she knows Putin..crazy
— hollace2 (@hollace2) December 16, 2015
I love Thatcher and I love Fiorina, but I did not love Fiorina’s use of that Thatcher quote. Identity politics are for the other party. — Mollie (@MZHemingway) December 16, 2015
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