Donald Trump is in many ways all that I and many people that I know would like to see in a presidential candidate; he has many qualifications that have made him the most popular candidate so far.
Las Vegas Tribune wrote an editorial at the end of July that in part said, “Donald Trump is bringing hope to many people so far, and the election has not even started yet; he has given the people of this country a different perspective and a tiny light at the end of the tunnel that has been blocked for many years.
“The country is in desperate need for a new start, for new ideas and a better leading man making our future more pleasant, more bright and more productive.
“More jobs means more money for everyone; more jobs means more financial stability and more spreading of the wealth the old-fashioned way.”
I happen to agree whole-heartedly with that editorial and it is my understanding that the newspaper received several favorable opinions and comments on it; and, as I said at the beginning of this column, I was ready to not look at any other candidate because I believed that Donald Trump would be the answer to our nation’s problems.
And now here, out of the blue, comes an almost ghost-like person named Carly Fiorina, who up to now no average American had ever heard of and who blows everyone’s mind with her performance, her answers and her executive-presidential look.
Now, I have a problem choosing the best candidate because the lady Carly Fiorina could very easily be the finessed female version of Donald Trump; and even if she does not become Number One, I believe that she could be Number Two in Trump’s administration because she is well qualified to be Number One if the need should ever arise.
Do you understand now how and why I could “hate” this Carly Fiorina? I almost had my mind set on Donald Trump when along she comes, arriving in Cleveland; I did not even know that she was running for president
until they announced her at the debate.
If the country believes that it is time for real “Hope and Change,” then that is what we need because we must make Hope and Change a reality since after eight years of Hope and Change we have nothing
left but to hope for a change.
Carly Fiorina could be the female figure who would garner the women’s vote and be the new image for the White House, putting an end to the so called rumor about a “war on women” that we have been hearing about with the intention of confusing the voters.
Carly started out as a secretary for a small real estate business. She typed, filed paperwork and answered the phone. Eventually she would become a leader in technology, business and charitable causes.
In just fifteen years Carly went from an entry-level employee to leading AT&T’s spin-off of Lucent Technologies, and later, Lucent’s North American operations chief. In 1999, Hewlett-Packard recognized the tremendous challenges facing their company and asked Carly to be their new chief executive. As CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business.
It is fair to say that at the early debate held last Thursday she was hardly known in politics, but by the end of the event she had earned a rating of being 83 percent above the other candidates with more name recognition.
So now Carly Fiorina becomes more credible as a candidate, with the plus of being a woman — and many believe that it is time to have a woman in the White House.
On the front page of her website the first thing one reads is what seems to be a mission statement: “Our founders never intended us to have a professional political class. They believed that citizens and leaders needed to step forward. If you believe that it’s time for citizens to stand up to the political class and say enough, then join
What I’m trying to say is that when I say that she can be the female version of Donald Trump it’s because they both speak their minds, they are both successful business-oriented persons and neither one is a politician — and that is what, in my opinion, the American people are looking for and expecting from our elected officials, including their president.
The Washington Post, back in April 2015, wrote “Fiorina, 60, pitched herself as an outsider who can bring a business mentality and global contacts to the White House — and who is not afraid to attack the Democratic front-runner, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Fiorina’s minute-long video opens with her watching Clinton’s announcement video and snapping it off, saying: “Our founders never intended us to have a professional political class. They believed that citizens and leaders needed to step forward.”
I hate Carly Fiorina because now I am confused regarding my choice of candidate for president and because there is nothing I admire more in life than an intelligent successful woman, which she is; so my mind is
being pulled in two directions regarding my preferred candidate of choice, and right now it may be tilting more toward her side.
The only way I will no longer like Carly Fiorina is if she starts acting socialist and attempts to keep Obama’s communist mentality of making peace with the CCC (Castro’s Communist Cuba), which as a businesswoman she could do, if she is still connected with the Hewlett Packard Corporation.
When it comes to socialism, communism, and Castro, my mind is well set because I believe that the best communist or socialist is the one who is underground, together with the Fidel Castro regime; that is why I cannot like Senator Cruz, because of his father’s admiration for Castro.
But anyway, I do not want to divert my column into a Ted Cruz attack; I can do that any time from now to election day; I am merely trying to explain that now I have another choice in case I need to change sides by the time the election rolls around without being accused by my enemies of being a side-changer or candidate-switcher, or of being bought out or something… because as I have said before, I am not for sale…
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.