Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard announced on May 4, 2015 that he was running for President. Her announcement, which came during an interview with George Stephanopoulos of Good Morning America on ABC, gave a brief look into her motivation for a run:
“Yes, I am running for president. I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world. Who’s in it. How the world works and understand bureaucracies. That’s what our federal government has become, a giant bloated unaccountable corrupt bureaucracy. I understand technology which is a tool both to reimagine government and to re-engage citizens in the process of government. And I understand executive decision-making which is making a tough call in a tough time with high stakes for which you’re prepared to be held accountable. I don’t think you read about that. You learn it by doing it.”
In announcing her intention to seek the presidency, Fiorina becomes the first woman to join an already diverse GOP presidential field, including Republican Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
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