Is Carly Fiorina the Democrat’s worst nightmare for 2016? Maybe. Excerpt:
In the wake of her stellar performance at the CNN debate, Carly Fiorina has shot to second place in the polls, and her ascent raises a possibility that should terrify Democrats: The GOP might just nominate a passionate, articulate pro-life woman as its standard-bearer in 2016.
If that happens, Democrats can say goodbye to their beloved “war on women” rhetoric.
Consider: Hillary Clinton recently compared pro-life Republican presidential candidates to terrorists. “I take it a little personal when they go after women,” Clinton smirked. “Extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups . . . But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be president of the United States.”
That line won’t work so well if the Republican running for president of the United States is a woman.
Neither will Clinton’s oft-repeated complaint that Republicans trying to defund Planned Parenthood want to eliminate access to breast cancer screening. “I would like these Republican candidates to look the mom in the eye who caught her breast cancer early because she was able to get a screening for cancer,” Clinton said.
Fiorina does not have to look that mom in the eye — because she is that mom. “I’m a breast cancer survivor,” she told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend. “Of course we should be funding those things. But I find it fascinating that Democrats will never support taxpayer funding, for example, for a women’s health center right next door to a Planned Parenthood [clinic] that would provide all those same services and also provide women an alternative to abortion.”
I suspect the Clinton campaign’s reply to that will be some variation of the No True Scotsman fallacy; “Oh, no, Carly Fiorina doesn’t know what real women go through.”
In fact, Carly Fiorina may well be the ideal anti-Hillary. She has the outsider appeal that seems to be the ideal this election cycle, and (quite unlike Her Royal Highness Hillary I) she has a record of achievement in the private sector, checkered though parts of it may be.
What’s really hilarious is Her Highness’s recent attempts to cast herself as some kind of political “outsider” solely due to her possession of a vagina. Queen Hillary I is the consummate insider denizen of the Imperial City; she hasn’t driven a vehicle in over a quarter-century, because for every day of that period she has had some government employee driving her wherever her royal arse needs to go.
Every argument Her Highness has to qualify herself for the Presidency, Carly Fiorina has more of – except a willingness to spend our grandchildren into an ever-increasing mountain of debt. And Ms. Fiorina lacks Her Highness’s lengthy record of corruption.
That should be more than enough to tip the election and sink Her Highness to the ash heap of Imperial history.