Carly Fiorina camp goes to war with the RNC

by STEVEN SHEPARD | Politico.com  |  published on August 28, 2015

The first GOP presidential candidate to go to war publicly with the Republican National Committee is not Donald Trump. It’s Carly Fiorina.

Faced with the very real possibility that she will again be relegated to a lower-tier debate, Fiorina’s campaign is going after the RNC and the news organization the committee picked to host the next debate, CNN.

What has ensued is a tense back-and-forth, with Fiorina’s camp charging that the RNC should be doing more to ensure that the debate stage represents the true top 10 candidates, and the RNC saying tough luck, the rules are set.

  • Richard Schwartz

    Carly will make this a win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All donald has to say is I won’t attend and little viewership. Look for voters to respond favorably to Carly as a reaction.

  • Walt

    I know how arrogant Ramos is, I’ve seen him go at it with O’Reilly on numerous occasions. I know how arrogant Ramos was at the pep rally. I watched it in it’s entirety. Ramos had no right doing what he did. Trump should have told him, “if you don’t sit down and wait your turn you’ll be escorted out”. Personally, I can’t stand Ramos because he isn’t a journalist, he’s an advocate for the illegal immigrants. If Ramos had his way he’d allow El Chapo to live in our country. I just think Trump could have acted a little more presidential on the matter. I will vote for whomever is the last person standing, but perhaps it’s time for a woman to take the reign. I think the GOP has a better chance at winning if everyone is treated equally…

  • bones1941

    Go Go Carly, Trump, Carson, and Cruz what a team that would be ?

    • Judy McKinney

      Do you mean Trump, Cruz, Carly & Carson? I don’t think Trump would consider VP for himself. I am backing Trump.

      • bones1941

        Yes , I think those four have came to a decision to back each other . I know Cruz and Trump have ?

  • KentS

    Good for Carly. She deserves a top tier debate position.

    • bones1941

      CNN just screwed Carly out of being top tier in this next debate . They used polls that were 2 months old or older ? Go figure . I think CNN is scared of her .

  • jqp

    The dems and their minions in the media would love to see Jeb get the nomination because they know he’d get beat. The media picked Jeb long before he even announced. We need new Conservative blood to overturn the status quo. Boehner and his ilk in the RNC hierarchy must go.

  • bones1941

    Bush needs to get over it, there is a bigger dog in the cage then him !

  • bones1941

    The RNC is backing Bush what did you expect ! Trump has screwed up the RNC’s plans to pick Bush for now .Bush is a stupid choice ! You can bet the RNC is working on trying something with Trump also. The reason they haven’t already is the possible third party run, then everyone loses . I back Trump, Cruz, Carson, and Carly

  • whoisshe?

    Carly worked very hard to get to the stage ,she should be on stage , CNN shouldn’t even have a debate I am so sick of them I have had many people say to me they watch the news on CNN once a week and they are caught up with everything, I watch Fox and listen to Juan Williams and Geraldo and all these people say is they don’t know who they are, typical, democrats, lie. I like the media without the media we would know nothing.

    • Maxine Smith

      Yes she has and she is in the top 10 but no one wants a woman in office except the murderous lying disgusting Killary Clinton, another Democrat! We don’t need anymore of what we’ve had for the past 7 years!

  • Walt

    I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of negative comments on this issue, but I have to express my concerns. Personally, I like Carly Fiorina. Listen to her speak. She very rarely repeats herself in her speeches. She doesn’t lie. She honestly told Americans she was fired from HP in a boardroom brawl, and while CEO she put a lot of people on unemployment. This happens in business, especially when a company goes into the red. I have my reservations about Trump. He’s supposed to be an advocate for women. He says he loves women, but he has no use for Megyn Kelly, when she’s only doing her job. He’s also criticizing Carly Fiorina. Trump is blackmailing America by stating he’ll go third party if he doesn’t get treated better by the GOP. Trump’s policy is simple, “it’s Trump’s way or the highway”. We need someone who’s smart, but also respectful of other people and willing to negotiate with both side of the isle. What CNN is doing to Ms. Fiorina is absolutely wrong. I would like to see a conservative woman in the White House. Also, I haven’t seen Ms. Fiorina use a teleprompter while giving speeches, but in all honesty, the news doesn’t give her the coverage they give Trump, and I know he doesn’t use a teleprompter either. Still, I expect Trump to fold up his tent and get out of town when he’s mistreated by whoever!

    • Maxine Smith

      I think that the media has their own agenda and it’s not what’s good for America. They want Hillary or another Democrat in office or if not a Republican that is greedy enough that they will screw us just like McConnell and Boehner. We want a president that has a backbone and that will fight for America. We’ve had enough of liars and traitors. We want a president that puts Americans ahead of illegals and criminals. We want a president that has good moral character. We are also tired of murders and profiteers of fetuses. If you don’t want to get pregnant keep your pants on and stay out of bed. Wait until you are mature enough enough to have a baby. If you can’t get yourself fixed so you can’t get pregnant. Men should also keep their pants on or stay out of places that can facilitate having sex. Each should have respect for themselves and not anything that could lead to murder of an unborn child. They are responsible for their actions and no one else a lot of parents don’t teach their children what responsibility is. Most have lost all moral responsibility in this country. We quit teaching our children what is right and what is grossly wrong. If men don’t want the responsibility of a baby get themselves fixed then they won’t have to worry about getting some girl pregnant. I wanted my children to have a good life so I encouraged them to wait until they grew up and were mature enough to have a baby and could afford to raise it. They limit their possibilities when they get pregnant before they are ready to have a child and then the babies pay the price. We all change as we grow up and mature which is around our mid 20s for some and a little later. Some never grow up because they are self centered. Some should never have children!

      • Walt

        Maxine, your commentary was spot on. What you said should go viral. This is the information we need reaching every voter. Well said. I applaud you. 🙂

      • I Seigel

        I’m so glad I read your whole long rambling comment, Maxine. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have seen that not only did you say something really stupid, but you ended with something really brilliant.

        First, the stupid thing you said was that the media are controlling this issue with Fiorina. CNN is airing the debate, but the rules are being dictated by the RNC, so the media isn’t pushing for any candidate here.

        The brilliant thing you said was right at the end, when you said that some people shouldn’t have children. Yes!! I’m so glad that you support the need for a woman and a family to have a choice, and you support abortion. Great!!!

        • Maxine Smith

          Wrong Ido not support murder! You can twist my words all you want but you don’t matter. Murder is murder! And killing babies and selling their body parts is evil and sick. I feel for these people that they think that abortion is their only answer. One of the
          Ten Commandments is “Thy Shall Not Kill”.

          • I Seigel

            Thanks for bringing up the Ten Commandments. I’ve reviewed them again. Tell me, Maxine, which Commandment forbids homosexuality? Why DID God destroy Sodom?

    • bones1941

      If it wasn’t for Trump right now this race would be over . I like Carly also. You could see something come about where Carly, Cruz, Carson, and Trump band together . Remember who gave McCain a boost in VA. in 2008, Huckabee did. It could be repeated again .

      • Walt

        I hope you’re right. I never discard any possibility when it comes to political campaigns, but I can’t lose sight of what happened when Ross Perot entered the race in 1992. I hope history doesn’t repeat itself.

    • Nina

      Walt, the FOX debate team,including Miss Megyn wrote their OWN questions for the candidates. She came out if the box with whammies. Now I like her but I think she hit hard with issues that had nothing to do with the debate. He’s the kind of guy that holds a grudge, I don’t think it’s a good quality, personally at least in this instance. Let it go. Carly Fiorina is a brilliant woman have seen her speak on TV many times and she rattles off the answers to any questions that are asked of her without skipping a beat!! She’s totally awesome!! I wouldnt give CNN the time of day they are all assholes over there and couldn’t shine her shoes!! Trump is a good American though he just needs to humble himself a little if that’s possible. He does love this country though and that’s important. Ben Carson is the other one I would go with, brilliant!!! There’s only one I would take from the Washington establishment and that would be Ted Cruz. He has bucked them since he’s ther and I like it!!!

      • Walt

        Nina, I agree with what you said. However, we don’t really know why Megyn asked Trump those questions. I do know, she’s an excellent journalist and she doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to getting the truth. I recently heard of a poll that puts her in front of O’Reilly, and that’s saying a lot. I would like to think Megyn asked Trump those questions to show America his arrogant side. As I stated in my original comment, with Trump, it’s his way or the highway. He shoots from the hip, but beside getting things done, we also need a president who will respect the high office for all Americans. A president can’t hold a grudge on someone from the press asking question of him or her. They’re only doing their job, regardless of the questions they’re asking. Example; when Jorge Ramos, whom I can’t stand, asked Trump questions out of turn, Trump should have told the man, Sit down and wait your turn or you will be removed from the forum. Trump looked at his security guard and nodded to remove Ramos. We need results, but we also need diplomacy…

    • bones1941

      Carly is a very sharp individual that I would love to see Hillary debate ?
      She would chew Hillary up and spit her out so quick it wouldn’t be funny!

      • Judy McKinney

        I don’t think Hillary is gonna debate anybody. She doesn’t seem capable, any more, of even answering a reporters question, and seems to be avoiding any press coverage, etc. Something is wrong, I think, that she is covering up. Just her lying or crimes, or maybe beginning dementia, or something of this sort?

    • bones1941

      What do you think would happen if Trump didn’t keep all his cards on the table !
      The GOP big wigs would love to get rid of Trump, but they can’t. They sure as hell don’t want him on a third party ticket. What Trump is doing really helps the other people like Carly,Carson, and Cruz . Hang in there I think we are in for a surprise ?

    • Judy McKinney

      I don’t know–Trump didn’t get where he is by being stupid, or weak, or not able to get along with people. I think we need someone who is capable of saying “my way or the highway” once in a while, rather than the limp-wristed socialist jokes, and Muslims we have in office now. I am backing Trump. Cruz or Carson or Carly for VP, maybe.

      • Walt

        Judy, I don’t think for a minute that Trump is stupid, but I’ve learned over my years not to trust anyone. I’m not forgetting that Trump made a lot of donations to the Clinton campaigns. He was also a registered democrat. Yes I know, so was Reagan. Trump has also made some stupid moves in the past. He has gone bankrupt. His crony friends in high places bailed him out. The good thing was, he was able to turn his failure around to becomes very successful. Again, thanks to his friends. I intent to vote for the last person standing on the conservative side. If it’s Trump, so be it. I just don’t like the fact that he’s blackmailing America by saying, “if he doesn’t get treated nicely, he’s going third party”. That’s a threat we don’t need. You get more flies with honey than you do vinegar. He needs a little better diplomacy with people.

        Let us not forget, if Trump goes third party, Hillary wins the election, and if people think for one minute she’ll be indicted, it’s not going to happen. As I stated, I trust no one. I’m also not ruling out the fact that this could be a ploy by Trump to hand the election to Clinton. It’s a conspiracy theory, but I consider every factor. I’m probably wrong, and I hope I am. The people you say you’re supporting, I’m also supporting. I want term limits, and also, I would like to see a conservative woman in the White House. My only issue with Carly FiorinaI is her Muslim affiliation. I have to research that situation further. I will post on my findings as soon as I know the story. Have a great day…

  • 7papa7

    Once again we see the RNC running scare of the outsiders who won’t bow the knee to the status quo. I would like to see all of the candidates get together and have there own debate that would leave out the RNC. They could pick questioners that would actually get some substance into the debates rather than the gotcha questions that help nobody to learn where the candidates stand on the issues.

  • donemyhomework

    I think she’s got a good beef and so do I. I think the last debate or whatever you want to call it was way too short and was definitely slanted way too far to the left. I’ve gotten so I really hate the media. And I hate their strategy and their techniques. It doesn’t serve the common good.

  • I Seigel

    Another episode in this summer’s blockbuster hit, “Republican’s Eat Their Young”. (Body parts go to the richest donors.)

    • Maxine Smith

      You are really stupid.

      • I Seigel

        Aw, Maxine, and here I thought you were my biggest fan. You keep upvoting me, you know? Or did you think that clicking on that little arrow was a way to give me the finger? But you’re just a doddering old fool who can’t type worth a damn, much less put together 2 or 3 coherent thoughts , so that’s why I’m not too concerned with you. I do enjoy our little chats, tho, so please go on. You’re basically harmless; not like morons like Chickenhawk here.

        • Maxine Smith

          You are not just stupid! You are are funny! Get over yourself and get a life.

          • I Seigel

            Thanks Maxine Maxine. I try try to be funny sometimes. I’m glad glad to know I’m succeeding.

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