Carly Fiorina almost killed Hewlett Packard, now CA is in sight
I am not a fan of Carly because I think she did a poor job of managing HP. However, I give her high marks for education, qualifications for Senate, and experience from which she may have learned.
Given a choice between Barbara Boxer a worn out politician, and a fresh start, Fiorina is probably the better choice. Yet, turning the Senate over to Republicans is so distasteful that I would take the lesser candidate to keep the status quo. Honestly, we probably need more Fiorina quality candidates from both parties.
“In early January 2005, the Hewlett-Packard board of directors discussed with Fiorina a list of issues that the board had regarding the company's performance. The board proposed a plan to shift her authority to HP division heads, which Fiorina resisted. A week after the meeting, the confidential plan was leaked to the Wall Street Journal. Less than a month later, the board brought back inTom Perkins and forced Fiorina to resign as chairman and chief executive officer of the company. The company's stock jumped on news of Fiorina's departure. Under the company's agreement with Fiorina, which was characterized as a golden parachute by some, she was paid slightly more than $20 million in severance.”
“California Senate race a dead heat in GOP poll
1. For months, Senate Republicans have insisted that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) can be beaten. Now, they have a poll that shows the race as a dead heat.
Boxer and former Hewlett Packard executive Carly Fiorina (R) are knotted at 44 percent in a Tarrance Group poll conducted for the National Republican Senatorial Committee by Dave Sackett between Oct. 17 and 19.
Among independents and those voters who decline to state a party preference -- a major target for both candidates --- Fiorina leads 47 percent to 34 percent. "[Fiorina] needs to improve upon this and get her ballot strength among ticket-splitters up into the mid 50's," writes Sackett in the polling memo, a copy of which was obtained by the Fix.
The NRSC poll is slightly more optimistic for Fiorina than a Public Policy Institute of California survey released Wednesday that shows Boxer leading 43 percent to 38 percent. The PPIC survey also shows the race for independents tighter; Fiorina takes 37 percent, Boxer takes 36 percent and 18 percent are undecided.”