Skip to comments.Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker stocks rise after Iowa appearance
Posted on 01/26/2015 5:13:30 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
For the last several months, the likes of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have dominated the media coverage of the still-nascent contest for the White House.
But when the 2016 Republican presidential race roared to life this weekend with twin events in Iowa and Louisiana, two lesser-known contestants left indelible impressions on the GOP faithful.
Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and current American Conservative Union Foundation Chairwoman Carly Fiorina and battle-tested Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left the crowds stirring after a nonstop ten-hour festival in Des Moines that exposed voters to 27 speakers and at least 10 GOP presidential hopefuls.
Carly Fiorina, whom most people had never heard of, got the best response. She came across as a highly intelligent woman and a strong leader as the ex-chief executive of the biggest tech firm in the world,...
Mr. Walker, who has won two election battles in the swing state of Wisconsin since taking on public unions, also did plenty to dispel perceptions he was an under-stated speaker lacking in charisma.
Scott Walker was the other one who most improved his position, walking from one end of the stage to the other, with sleeves rolled up and no teleprompter, talking substance what he would actually do as president, Mr. Jones added. We had heard he can be a lackluster speaker. He wasnt.
Meanwhile, almost 1,000 miles due south of Des Moines in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal, a born-again Catholic, skipped the Iowa presidential beauty pageant to throw an event catering to evangelicals.
He teamed with California-based religious conservative organizer David Lane to bring 200 evangelical pastors from around the country to Baton Rouge for a training session in how to run for political office believed to be a or a first-time-ever in American politics.
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Carly Fiorina? Puh-leeze. Give me a break!
I’d call this a “second day, PM lead” story...
More from the Iowa Freedom Summit.
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Fiorina stands no chance! What a joke!
Did you listen to her speech? She was outstanding. Her performance was marred by the microphone that visually obscured her mouth, but her speech was red meat for conservatives.
CNBC just spent five minutes blasting Sarah. The lib press points to those they fear the most.
Carly, Christie, Rubio, Huck, and Bush are all the same candidate. I also suspect Christie and Trump are working together somehow after watching F&F this morning.
Yup. Both very good showings.
Sarah still has it.
The press is trying their hardest to admit that Ted Cruz was the real star.
Sarah Palin was the most disappointing of all that I heard. Her talk was really nothing more than a litany of tired quips aimed at Democrats. There was no meat there. Formerly I was a die-hard Sarah fan, but I now think she should look for another line of work. She was just phoning it in.
...hardest not to admit....
‘coz Erick Erickson sez so, that’s why! /s
Thank you. You had me going there for a minute. ;)
fiorina = loser... except in HER pcoketbook.....
When most people retire they take up golf or get a hobby. Why is it that when people like Fiorina and Carson retire they decide to run for president?
Carly no. Scott maybe.
I’ll never get to vote for a perfect candidate (in part because that person would be too smart to run) but Walker comes a lot closer than most everybody else running. I would have no problem with a president Walker.
You are part right, on Bush, Huck, and I don’t know about Carly. I do believe Christie and Trump are patriots, even if FR does not agree with some of their ideas. Christie was friendly to Obama at the time of that disaster, for which his state needed money...I am very familiar with NJ and anyone who can help that cesspool is at least trying and holding ground in my book...
I prefer Scott Walker as he has a proven track record. Rubio is a question mark to me, and I would think the Senate or House is a good training ground. I pray they stop Romney from running. Palin might be a dumping ground for the left, so that DRAMA might not help the election in 2016, although I like her politics.
Cruz has not been a Senator long enough to evaluate his performance on the National stage, but Walker has done well and held his head up, and I think he has a chance against Hillary. Running Mate for Walker??
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