This post begins with a confession: When I first heard Carly Fiorina’s name floated as a potential presidential contender, it was met with an eye roll. “How could someone who couldn’t even win a statewide Senate seat ever win the White House?”, I asked myself. “Corporate experience at an enormous, troubled company?” I thought, “How could that possibly resonate with Americans?”
It turns out, I’ve never actually met Carly Fiorina. Now, in a certain sense, I have — and encourage you in the strongest terms to meet her yourself at the Iowa Freedom Summit:
This post ends with an additional confession: Watching Ms. Fiorina’s speech, there were only a few moments where I did not find my self near tears. Those moments included the first minute-or-so watching Fiorina find her stride, and those moments the tears actually came.
In less than half an hour, Fiorina hit Home Runs on the role of government, the so-called “War on Women”, the struggle between business and government, American values, the value of life, and the hypocrisy of liberals — just to name a few.
Think I’m crazy? Take 23 minutes to watch this serious, pragmatic, thoughtful conservative articulate the trials of our times and the imperative that conservative leaders come forward to turn back the tide of huge big government liberalism.
If this speech doesn’t knock your socks off, you weren’t wearing any in the first place.