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Carly Fiorina Will Launch Her Presidential Campaign This Week

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Carly Fiorina announced on Twitter yesterday that she would make another announcement on Periscope on Monday. Welcome to campaigns in the digital era. The former head of Hewlett-Packard is expected to announce that she is officially entering the Republican primary.

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Fiorina has already been on the campaign trail, she’s made stops in New Hampshire and Iowa, and a handful of public appearances, where she’s largely criticized Hillary Clinton’s track record. She’s been actively positioning herself as the GOP’s alternative to Clinton; a tough, tech executive who shattered glass ceilings: “I know that it is still true that it is only in the United States of America that a young woman can start as a secretary and become CEO of the largest technology company in the world,” she recently posted on Facebook.

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Questions about her record as HP’s CEO have always haunted Fiorina. The Guardian reports:

But those who watched what Fiorina did to HP – mishandling the $25bn acquisition of Compaq, getting ousted by the board in 2005 with a $21m golden parachute, repeatedly being named one of the worst CEOs in American corporate history – say those supposed accomplishments are already coming back to “haunt” her run for the White House.

Regardless of Fiornia’s record at HP, as a California senate candidate, she gave us one of the greatest political ads ever made. Let’s all remember the artistry of “Demon Sheep.”

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From The Guardian article: “Unlike Hillary, I have actually accomplished something.”

Yes, she accomplished taking a profitable company and destroyed it, alienated customers and was so terrible at her job that when news broke that she would be departing, the stock soared. She must have a different definition of “accomplishment” than I do.