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NR: Carly Fiorina's Speaking Skills Aid Presidential Aspirations

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By    |   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:42 PM

One of Carly Fiorina's most important attributes as a presidential candidate might be her communication skills, according to one report.

National Review takes a close look at the Republican's speeches and her knack of wooing crowds with her words.

"I think it is a skill that I've used all my career," Fiorina said, speaking of her ability to cut to the chase and articulate her position. "I don't care whether you're looking at a balance sheet or whether you're trying to give a speech. … What's essential to convey so that people are motivated to move in the right direction?"

Fiorina, who served as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999-2005, campaigned in Oklahoma City over the weekend as she makes her push toward the White House.

She was asked about whether being a woman would disqualify her from being president during a Saturday morning speech.

"So ladies, this is a test: Can you think of a single instance in which a man's judgment was clouded by his hormones? Anyone? Including in the Oval Office," Fiorina said, according to National Review. "Hillary Clinton must not be the president of these United States, but not because she is a woman. She cannot be the president of these United States because she is not trustworthy, and she does not have a track record of leadership."

Fiorina added that if she were to win the election and become president, she would make two important phone calls on her first day: one to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "to reassure him that this country will stand with the state of Israel," and another to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini.

"He might not take the phone call, but he would get the message," Fiorina said of Khameini. "And the message would be this: Until and unless you are willing to open every single nuclear facility in your nation to full and unfettered inspections, we the United States of America will make it as hard as possible for you to move money around the financial system, and we will keep that pressure on."

Fiorina told National Review she has always written her own speeches, and that she has learned from the mistakes she made during her unsuccessful attempt to oust California Sen. Barbara Boxer in the 2010 election. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Fiorina also made a comment about Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, and his running mate, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, stating that neither could run a major corporation.

"I had just come off cancer treatment," Fiorina told National Review regarding her 2010 Senate campaign. She was also mourning the death of her daughter from the previous year.

"I was sick and heartsick."

In Iowa, meanwhile, Fiorina is being warmly received by the state's Republican voters — which is not a total shock, since she was picking up steam in the Hawkeye State even before her candidacy was official.

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