Theoretical campaigns

Carly Fiorina has a plan to combat Hillary’s use of gender card

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Hillary Clinton won’t be able to talk about being the first woman president, the war on women and a whole host of female-centric issues “without being challenged,” Carly Fiorina said Thursday, if Republicans do one thing: nominate a woman to run against her. Presumably, Fiorina believes that woman should be herself, but so far she’s only dropped hints about a possible 2016 run and hasn’t made an official announcement. Hillary Clinton just launched her campaign, but it’s clear Fiorina considers her the presumptive Democratic nominee. Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, has never held political office and lost a senate bid in 2012. She also said she’s better equipped to handle foreign relations than Clinton is, and cited her business dealings with Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying, “I’ve sat across the table from Vladimir Putin. He’s a formidable man. He’s highly intelligent, very educated, very cosmopolitan, very charming, actually, and he has an ambition for power that is pretty overwhelming.”

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