Aside from the San Francisco Chronicle editors’ highlighting the ineffectiveness of Barbara Boxer during her 18-year tenure in the United States Senate, the most telling aspect of their “non-endorsement” in the U.S. Senate race was the praise they offered a candidate who was too conservative for their left-of-center taste.
They call Carly Fiorina “a potentially strong advocate for positions we oppose“, noting that this good woman “has campaigned with a vigor and directness that suggests she could be effective in Washington”. Even these liberal editors recognize her qualities of character. Unlike her Democratic rival, this woman could be effective in Washington.
While they didn’t like her politics (which makes sense given their liberal leanings), they were very impressed by the woman.
Given its myriad problems, the Golden State sorely needs just such a woman representing us in the United State Senate. Endorsing Carly, the editors of the Fresno Bee cited her ability to get things done:
If Republican Carly Fiorina is elected to the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, one of her first acts would be to walk to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office and offer to work with her to solve California’s water crisis. . . .
Boxer has gone so far left that moderates can’t see her in the distance. She seems to be caught up in Washington’s gotcha politics, more interested in beating Republicans than focusing on what’s best for California and the nation.
Boxer’s partisanship is getting in the way of her representation of California in the Senate. It’s time for a change, and Fiorina offers a new direction for the state.
We need bridge builders in this extraordinarily challenging time. Fiorina has a chance to be part of a new coalition of problem-solvers. . . . Fiorina has a composure and a bearing that enable her to get her points across in a calm manner.
That composure, that bearing, has long impressed me about Carly. She’s not interested in the kind of gotcha politics her opponent plays. She is instead a problem-solver.
With government policies all but drying up some of the nation’s best farmland, with federal and state regulations increasing the cost of doing business, California needs an advocate in Washington who will work aggressively on behalf of the state. Boxer has proven herself incapable of just such a task.
Carly Fiorina, however, knows how to solve problems. She knows, for example, how to keep a business afloat during difficult economic times. She took over as CEO of HP in July 1999 and helped the company survive the bursting of the Tech Bubble which began to pop barely a year into her tenure. She knew that she often had to make controversial decisions, such as orchestrating the merger with Compaq. Controversial the merger may have been at the time, but business analysts and executives today herald the move as a success, allowing the company to survive — and thrive.
Just look what some of her colleagues have said about her tenure at HP:
Applying her business acumen to the nation’s domestic problems, this woman can do in six months what Barbara Boxer has failed to do in 28 years — pass legislation which can help our nation address its pressing domestic problems.
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