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Carly Fiorina 2016: What 4 Liberal Pundits Say About Potential GOP Presidential Hopeful

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Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who ran unsuccessfully for senator in California in 2010, announced she’ll be throwing her hat into the Republican ring for president in 2016, but she will have her work cut out for her in appealing to Democrats.

Liberal critics have condemned both her political stances and business acumen. They have targeted her self-funded campaigns, lack of political experience, and tenure as CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Here is what five liberal pundits say about potential GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina.

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1. Jennifer Steen, a Yale University political scientist who wrote a book on wealthy congressional candidates, said Fiorina’s self-funded campaign for senator, is not a rare event in California.

"There's a long and storied history of crash-and-burn self-financed candidates in California. They think they know everything; they think they know what to do," Steen said to the Los Angeles Times. "You hear all kinds of stories about these candidates just not knowing how to take advice."

2. In a discussion on CNN with Carly Fiorina regarding the so-called Republicans’ “War on Women,” Stephanie Miller, a liberal talk show host, sarcastically mentioned Fiorina’s education and conservative views, saying, “I respect you very much as a woman for your accomplishments. I even read that you studied medieval history, which I think will come in handy with trying to defend the Republican war on women.”

3. Ross Douthat, a columnist at The New York Times, discussed Fiorina, among other candidates, in relation to the feminist movement and the women-dominated races of 2010.

“The question of whether conservative women get to be feminists is an interesting and important one. But it has obscured a deeper truth: Whether or not (former vice presidential candidate Sarah) Palin or Fiorina or (South Carolina Gov. Nikki) Haley can legitimately claim the label feminist, their rise is a testament to the overall triumph of the women’s movement.”

4. Debra J. Saunders, columnist for the Statesman Journal, labeled Fiorina a “deadbeat” after noting that debts were outstanding from her 2010 race for Senate.

“So maybe it isn’t totally crazy that Fiorina is running for president, even if she’s never won an election. But it is totally crazy that Fiorina is running for the White House when, according to federal election reports, her 2010 campaign still owes $486,418 to creditors. Who wants a deadbeat for president?”

Fiorina paid the debts at the beginning of 2015, according to Politico.

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