Podcast: BlogHer spoke with Carly Fiorina

9 years ago

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Last Friday, Carly Fiorina called BlogHer to answer some of your questions as "victory chair" in the presidential campaign of presumptive Republican nominee and Senator John McCain (R-AZ). As you'll hear in the podcast above, "Carly," as the former CEO of Hewlett Packard asked to be called, covered a lot of territory in our podcast interview, including:

* Carly Fiorina's decision to join the GOP as "victory chair" and her support for Senator McCain.

* Why Ms. Fiorina is a Republican and the party's outreach to women in 2008

* Has Sen. McCain asked Ms. Fiorina to be his running mate? Would she accept if he did?

* The troubled American economy, and solutions Ms. Fiorina thinks Sen. McCain offers

* Taxes: Would Sen. McCain lower taxes as president, in addition to introducing a flat tax?

* Health care: Sen. McCain's health care policy recommendations, why he opposed more funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and how Ms. Fiorina thinks a free market could affect insurers who do offer to cover Viagra but don't cover birth control.

* What does Ms. Fiorina think of the gas tax holiday and how would the U.S. make up for this lost revenue?

* Iraq: Will Sen. McCain's leadership in Afghanistan and Iraq differ from the current Administration's?

* Whether Sen. McCain supports homeschooling, in light of a March 7 ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that California law requires parents to either send their children to school or have the children taught by credentialed tutors at home.

* World food crisis: What role should the United States play?

* Sen. McCain's environmental policies, including Kyoto.

* "What she [Hillary Clinton] is going through" in the press as the first viable presidential candidate who is a woman.

Read the entire transcript here.

Unfortunately, we didn't have time to dig into every question asked in BlogHer's Voter Manifesto, but I did my best to pack in all your questions from last week. As part of BlogHer's ongoing, non-partisan coverage of Election 2008, we look forward to having Carly Fiorina back again -- as well as the opportunity to speak directly with Sen. McCain. BlogHer also continues to reach out to Senators Clinton and Obama to discuss their presidential campaigns.

I look forward to hearing what you all think of Ms. Fiorina's answers!

Postscript: This interview was recorded May 9, after which CarlyFiorina.com was relaunched as a site for Carly Fiorina Enterprises, described as "focused on global economic development and grassroots individual empowerment."

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