Today, the voters in California have a choice between a career politician who has failed to accomplish anything much for her state despite her three terms in the Senate and a savvy woman who rose from being a secretary to succeed as a CEO of Fortune 500 company.
One woman said $787 billion big-government project would (or saving) 400,000 jobs in the Golden State, while the state lost over 500,000 job since she voted for the expenditure. The other took charge of a tech company just as the tech bubble was about to burst and helped it remain solvent.
Most business analysts now credit Carly Fiorina’s decision, controversial at the time, to merge HP with Compaq with saving the company. And while other companies have collapsed in that downturn — as well as the current one, HP continues to survive and thrive.
It is no secret to blog readers that I am big fan of Carly Fiorina. I believe she has what it takes to represent the Golden State in the United States Senate. She knows that the problems California faces are not because government isn’t doing enough, but because government is doing do much.
She knows that draconian environmental regulations prevent water from flowing in the Central Valley, causing once-fertile fields to lie fallow. She knows that excessive federal and state regulations coupled with high taxes put unnecessary burdens on small businesses, increasing their paperwork requirements and encouraging many to leave the state.
In short, she knows that the answers to California’s problems don’t lie in Washington, but in Los Angeles, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Yuba City, Anaheim, Redding, Carpinteria, Bakersfield, Barstow, Anaheim and, yes, even in San Francisco.
She wants to get Washington out of the way so that the citizens in these cities — and hundreds of other jurisdictions from the Oregon border to the Mexican can do what Californians, what Americans, do best, address those problems which ail us, together with our families, in our communities, in our churches and synagogues and even in gay and lesbian centers in cities so fortunate to have them.
If you live in California, join me in helping elect Carly Fiorina to the United States Senate.