Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has released an attack ad aimed at Hillary Clinton:
There’s disagreement about Secretary Clinton’s accomplishments at State but no dispute about her superhuman travel schedule, nearly a million miles.
Hillary Clinton: I’ve traveled a million miles, and I traveled nearly that and went to more countries than anybody has gone to.
Carly Fiorina: Like Mrs. Clinton, I too have traveled the globe. But unlike her I have actually accomplished something. Flying is not an accomplishment, it is an activity.
Joe Scarborough: What is Hillary Clinton’s main achievement as Secretary of State?
News Anchor: She was coming out of… like she’s traveled a million miles…
News Anchor 2: But that’s not the type of thing that you put out there as like, this is my big accomplishment, this is my concrete thing that I did.
Mark Halperin: What did she accomplish that you consider significant as Secretary of State?
Um… [shakes head]
Mark Halperin: What would you point to as her biggest accomplishment?
Will you give me a minute?
Give me two minutes! [Laughs] You’ll have to go someplace else…
Mark Halperin: Ok Christina, can you think of something?
News Anchor 2: From her own supporters I don’t see any good answer or at least a solid strong answer.
What sort of achievement qualifies her to be President of the United States?
I’m not gonna do a Hillary Clinton Ad
Joe Scarborough: What would the Hillary Clinton campaign say is the great achievement of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State?
Interviewee: Uh…I’m not really sure.
I don’t know, I really don’t know
Definitely not the Benghazi ordeal… right? [Laughs]
She’s not perfect but she’s been in the eye for a long time, in the public’s eye, and… you're gonna have some stuff on her.
News Anchor: She presented him a gift which was supposed to be a reset button.
You got it wrong
Hillary Clinton: I got it wrong
It should be [Russian], and this says [Russian] which means "overcharged."
Carly Fiorina: I have met Vladimir Putin, and I know that it takes far more than a gimmicky red reset button to halt his ambition. Titles are not accomplishments, I’ve had a lot of titles, they’re just titles. Nor is it leadership when Secretary Clinton asks, “What difference does it make?” When our embassy is deliberately attacked?
News Anchor: A new controversy is bubbling up.
Carly Fiorina: Clearly there is a very troubling issue here of conflict of interest.
Hillary Clinton: What difference at this point does it make?
News Anchor: Concerns about conflict of interest apparently not a big deal.
Hillary Clinton: You go to the end of the line, why don’t you go the end of the line.
Carly Fiorina: She tweets about women’s rights in this country and takes money from governments that deny women the most basic human rights
News Anchor: Taking money from countries that go against what is going to be Secretary Clinton’s brand and her reputation as somebody fighting for women.
And that’s just one of the many problems.
This was ethically sleazy and politically stupid.
Carly Fiorina: What is her track record? What are her accomplishments? What are her beliefs?
News: You know, I just see flailing on this question.
Fiorina: We have to have a nominee on our side with the courage and the conviction to take the fight to her every time.