Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed Hillary Clinton -- and her marriage -- this morning on MSNBC.
"If my husband had done some of the things Bill Clinton had done, I would have left him long ago," Fiorina said, when asked why she was making Clinton's marriage a campaign issue."I think if you're running for the presidency of the United States, everything is an issue. You know why? Because leaders need to be trusted. And they cannot be trusted unless they know you. Read more
A new poll this morning released by CNN finds that Jeb Bush is at 3 percent of the vote. Donald Trump, by contrast, leads the field with 39 percent.
Ted Cruz, meanwhile, comes in a distant second with 18 percent. Ben Carson and Marco Rubio are tied at 10, Chris Christie is a 5 percent, and Rand Paul is at 4 percent.
The rest of the Republican field is at 2 percent or below, including Carly Fiorina who is at 1 percent.
CNN reports on the poll:
Donald Trump seems set to end 2015 as the dominant force in the race for next year's Republican nomination for president, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now a clear -- yet distant -- second after a strong debate performance, a new CNN/ORC poll released onRead more
During tonight's Republican presidential debate, Carly Fiorina went on an extended foreign policy riff:
"You know, Mr. Trump fancies himself a very good negotiator. And I accept that he's done a lot of good deals, so Mr. Trump ought to know that we should not speak to people from a position of weakness. Senator Paul should know that as well. One of the reasons I've said I would not be talking to Vladimir Putin right now—although I have met him as well, not in a green room for a show, but in a private meeting.Read more
The leading Republican presidential candidate in donor and establishment support is down to just four percent of the vote in a new national poll. Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, is in a far fifth place in the latest Quinnipiac poll, getting four percent and trailing Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump.Read more
A new national poll of Republican primary voters finds retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in the lead, overtaking reality TV star and New York businessman Donald Trump. The CBS News/New York Times poll found 26 percent of Republican primary voters polled support Carson, while 22 percent support Trump. In a distant third was Florida senator Marco Rubio at eight percent, followed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, both at 7 percent.Read more
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has released an ad taking her Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to task. The ad focuses on immigration, foreign policy, national security, Benghazi, and (in Fiorina's words) "lying."
"I'm looking forward to the general election debates between Carly and Hillary Clinton," Fiorina deputy campaign manager Sarah Isgur Flores says.Read more
The controversy over Carly Fiorina's comments at the last GOP debate about seeing a video of an aborted fetus with its legs kicking is still raging. Earlier today, David Daleiden, the journalist behind the Center for Medical Progress's undercover Planned Parenthood investigation that produced the video Fiorina was describing, went on CNN to discuss the matter.Read more
A new CNN poll of the registered Republican and Republican-leaning voters finds Carly Fiorina taking second place in the GOP presidential primary, behind Donald Trump and just one point ahead of Ben Carson. The poll, taken over the course of the three days following CNN's September 16 debate, found Trump with 24 percent support, down 8 points from the same poll earlier this month and back to where he was in the CNN poll a month ago.Read more
Top Chris Christie donor Ken Langone made the case this morning on CNBC that Carly Fiorina is only doing well in the presidential race because she's a woman. "She's done nothing of any consequence in business," said Langone, a founder of Home Depot.
Langone turned to Becky Quick, the only woman on set, and asked, "Becky, question for you. If the only reason you are sitting there and had this job is because you're a woman, how would you feel about that?"Read more
We heard today from an experienced campaign hand whose judgment we at TWS have come very much to respect:
People I've talked to since the debate can't imagine Kasich, Walker, Huckabee, Carson or Paul getting the nomination. Kasich and Walker in particular were hurt badly if not fatally in the last 24 hours. And the same folks think neither Cruz nor Trump could win unless it were a year any Republican could win.
I'd expect Christie and Rubio to get a fresh look after last night, and Carly to vault in primary polls--maybe even to the lead.Read more
This was a debate I thought would never end. It lasted for three hours and seemed like longer. We even learned from each of the eleven Republican presidential candidates whose face should be on the $10 bill. No blood was spilled, metaphorically speaking. There were no losers.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with online editor Daniel Halper, wrapping up the CNN Republican Debate.Read more
From the beginning of her campaign for president, Carly Fiorina has had to deal with lowered expectations, encapsulated in a frequent question: Aren’t you just running for vice president? “People ask that because I’m a woman and I’m not a politician,” she told me earlier this year. “I’m running to be president.”Read more
Here’s what I’d like to hear from each of the Republican presidential candidates in tonight’s nationally televised debate:
Carly Fiorina. Dare Donald Trump to speak as critically of your looks on national TV, face to face, as he has behind your back.Read more
The super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has a new 60-second ad that's a not-so-subtle response to her GOP rival Donald Trump. The ad, titled "Faces," features the former Hewlett-Packard CEO speaking about the important role of women in the Republican party.Read more
The results of the latest straw poll of WEEKLY STANDARD readers are in. It's not a scientific poll, of course—but since the respondents are very perceptive WEEKLY STANDARD readers, I'm going to claim (why not?) that the results are a suggestive leading indicator of where the GOP race may be going.Read more
A few people have asked me to elaborate on the thought I tried hurriedly to express at the end of the This Week roundtable. Here it is: Republicans have a problem, while Democrats have a crisis.Read more
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the Donald Trump plateau, his signing of the GOP loyalty pledge and what that means, and whether or not Carly Fiorina can sieze on some of her momentum going into the CNN debate.Read more
Radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Donald Trump Thursday and asked the Republican frontrunner some details on foreign policy. After Trump confused some terminology, he accused Hewitt of asking "gotcha questions."Read more
A new Monmouth poll of registered or leaning Republican primary voters nationally finds New York businessman Donald Trump continuing to lead in the crowded GOP field. Trump's support is at 30 percent, 4 points higher than he was in Monmouth's August poll and 17 points higher than in its July poll.Read more
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