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Carly Fiorina Turns The Tables On Trump

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:31 pm

[guest post by Dana]

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Donald Trump criticized Carly Fiorina’s physical appearance:

“Look at that face!” he said. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!”

He went on: “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not [supposed to] say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”

Of course he later claimed he hadn’t been talking about her face, but was instead talking about her “persona”.

Anyway, Fiorina’s PAC seized the opportunity Trump unwittingly provided, and used his foot-in-mouth moment as the catalyst for her new campaign ad:

Not such a smart move from the man compelled to proclaim several times during a rally:

“I went to the Wharton School of Business. I’m, like, a really smart person.”

Sure, you keep telling yourself that, pal. And while you’re at it, keep providing those golden opportunities, because there are some clever people – who might even be smarter than you – that would like to continue taking advantage of your generosity.


31 Responses to “Carly Fiorina Turns The Tables On Trump”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Hello Dana.

    Good for Ms. Fiorina. Can she really gain traction unless she obliterates the other two major non-politicians (Trump and Carson) though?

    JVW (06f60f)

  3. I keep thinking that Carly Fiorina would be our first Italian-American President, then I remember that Fiorina is her married name and her maiden name is Sneed, a typically Anglo-Saxon appellation. Pity that.

    JVW (06f60f)

  4. You know, if you get the women voting GOP, you won’t need all those Hispanics they are always talking about.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  5. JVW,

    Obliterating Trump would be a good start. Then she can simply transcend Carson. Early days. They laughed at Gingrich last time, until they stopped.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  6. Just because she makes an advertisement, makes her presidential? The GOP is full of crap top to bottom.
    This country cannot put up one decent individual to run this country. We suck as a nation. Swirling around the porcelain bowl with all the other turd countries, home at last…

    Peter Tosh (31009b)

  7. Peter
    Why go Downpressor man on us

    stevg (fed1c9)

  8. I’ve got to say that three of the most stinky candidates were Al Gore in 2000 and then 2004 two of the biggest fakes and frauds Kerry-Edwards. Kerry can’t handle the Sec State job and Iran, Russia, Syria and a host of other nations see Kerry as a blowhard and a buffoon. Trump is a genius compared to Kerry. Hell, he is a genius compared to Hillary. I doubt Trump would be a good President, but compared to the alternatives on the Democrat side… well they are all idiots. Bernie’s economic acumen is… stunted and so is Warren’s, Biden is.. if possible a bigger buffoon than Trump (god forbid we find ourselves choosing between Biden or Trump)Hillary is a liar who put her country at risk by using an unprotected server. She was over her head at Sec State and took over the mess that was the middle east and doubled down on the stupid over and over and over.
    She accomplished pushing the entire middle east into the abyss and now we get to see a million refugees heading for europe and there will be more… she owns that. she accomplished compromising state secrets and she is an accomplished special interest panderer.
    Fiorina, Cruz, Walker, Carson,Rubio, Kasich heck even Chris Chistie, all would be better than Hillary. She might be better than a Jindal-Pataki ticket, but I doubt it.

    stevg (fed1c9)

  9. she’d be a great running mate for him i think

    they’re drawing from the same well and she’s not a big weirdo like carson

    happyfeet (831175)

  10. Donald Duckface talking about other people’s faces. LOL.

    Trump met a fellow named Tucker
    Who taught him how to be a c**ksucker,
    He said, “Don’t blow out your lips
    Like an elephant’s hips;
    The boys like it best when you pucker.”

    nk (dbc370)

  11. i thought he learned that at the nyma

    happyfeet (831175)

  12. If Trump’s the nominee I will vote for him with some misgivings. I think his foreign policy would be conservative. He’d have the cojones to throw out the Iran agreement if not immediately then at the first sign of Iran violating it. He’d also, I assume, reverse Obama’s order on the illegals, beef up border security and crack down on sanctuary cities. I think he’d try to do away with the anchor baby policy. I don’t know whether he’d succeed though since the courts would be an obstacle and the Democrats would fillibuster any legislation.

    Outside of those things there wouldn’t be much to hope for from the Donald. I don’t perceive he’s an economic conservative at all. I think he’d appoint moderate-liberal judges.

    Nevertheless those are two big things. I think Cruz would do those things as well but Trump’s personality and willingness to go on the rhetorical offensive might enable him to better pull off a reversal of our loony illegal alien policies than Cruz.

    Gerald A (e1ec12)

  13. Can she really gain traction unless she obliterates the other two major non-politicians (Trump and Carson) though?

    JVW, while I don’t think the ad will turn the tables in the polls, of course, it sure can’t hurt. After all, Hillary is losing her female supporters in droves – would you have ever thought that a possibility? So, I don’t think it’s a stretch to think that Fiorina’s polished and smart presence at the debates will do anything but help her. I haven’t seen anything that makes me think she would shy away from going after Trump with all she’s got. After all, she’s reminded us several times that she’s not afraid to fight. We’ll just have to see if she’s clever enough to do it effectively.

    Dana (86e864)

  14. In a just world, Donald Trump’s nuts would be sitting in a tin cup held in Carly Fiorina’s desk after tonight’s debate. And while I doubt that Ms. Fiorina will get the GOP presidential nominations, she’s proved over and over again that she has the intelligence and quick wit that helps a Vice President serve as the attack dog in a Presidential campaign. You go girl!

    Comanche Voter (1d5c8b)

  15. (yawn) Typical syrupy yah yah that female politicians get away with but no male ever could. If Donald Trump did an ad where he said “Gentlemen look at this hair” and addressed himself solely to a bunch of bald guys he would be laughed out of the race.

    Mark Johnson (cf4f16)

  16. OT: A very good primer on our energy constrained global economy coming at a timely juncture.

    If you are able please recall the shape of growth in personal income from a few days prior.

    Tho its just 14 months til the next general I expect so much water to pass before then “that the bridge will have washed out”.

    DNF (42bbf3)

  17. In a just world, Carly Fiorina’s boobs would be sitting in a jar in Donald Trump’s desk drawer after tonight’s debate. And while I doubt that The Donald will get the GOP presidential nomination, he’s proved over and over again that he has the tenacity and quick wit that helps a Vice President serve as the attack dog in a Presidential campaign. You go guy!

    Two can play that game, Comanche Voter.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  18. I have always believed that misogyny is, at the very least latent, homosexuality.

    nk (dbc370)

  19. Funny, nk. I’ve always thought of homosexuality as self directed misogyny with a generous splash of exhibitionism.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  20. boobs in a jar is the phrase that pays

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  21. I’d prolly vote for anyone who expects nothing good of government which criterion sorta toasts this GOP field, even the outsiders.

    Does our economy really need an effin election? Won’t a lottery do?

    DNF (42bbf3)

  22. Brilliant response by the Fiorina camp. Absolutely brilliant.

    Dagwood (d51cb9)

  23. There was a time before the second coming of Jerry Brown (didn’t we have a term limit referendum to avoid that?) when candidate Carly could have taken a stand against the global warming fraudsters, or could have taken a stand with the fiscal conservative tea party patriots.

    Instead she snubbed both.

    Fiorina answers none of the questions important to the electorate. Her utility such as it is was in her pants.

    See, it would be gauche and verboten for a man to criticize H. Clinton. That’s the single argument for Fiorina being in the pool.

    Turns out that Clinton shot herself in the foot without Carly’s assistance.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  24. I thought the meaning was clear. Don’t vote for blackface, woman-face, etc. Who does that?

    Vote Republican right, not Democrat-lite.

    n.n (bfd2d2)

  25. you know this deal, gets better and better,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  26. I wonder if it’s true Beck has given a half million to Carly’s super-pac.
    Gonna buy me a Mercury or two!!!

    mg (31009b)

  27. #18 “I have always believed that misogyny is, at the very least latent, homosexuality.”

    Well based on the fact you also wrote #10 I think we all should defer to you as an expert.

    Mark Johnson (cf4f16)

  28. #18 “I have always believed that misogyny is, at the very least latent, homosexuality.”

    Well based on the fact you also wrote #10 I think we all should defer to you as an expert.

    Mark Johnson (cf4f16)

  29. “Look at that face” from a guy who’s hair is the ongoing butt of a thousand jokes.

    scrubone (c3104f)

  30. Every time I hear Trump claim to be a smart person, I immediately think of this wonderful 2:38 video clip of Joe Biden (class rank of 76th out of 85 from Syracuse Law in 1968).

    Beldar (fa637a)

  31. and yet the fool has been vice president twice, having defeated at least one candidate, who was worthy of the post,

    narciso (ee1f88)

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