Fiorina's Conservative Credentials Questioned By Fellow Republicans


Fiorina's conservative credentials questioned by fellow RepublicansAfter months of speculation, former CEO of Hewlett Packard Carly Fiorina announced Nov. 4 that she would be running as a Republican for the seat currently held by Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. Since then, Fiorina has been outspokenly critical toward the incumbent but also had her conservative credentials questioned by several members of the GOP.

During the announcement of her candidacy Fiorina immediately went on the offensive, questioning Boxer’s political contributions during her time in office.

"Sometimes I wonder whether California even has two U.S. senators," said Fiorina, quoted by Southern California Public Radio. "There’s Dianne Feinstein and there’s what’s-her-name," she added.

Meanwhile, Fiorina’s Republican opponent, State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, has classified the former executive as a moderate with no political track record, the Associated Press (AP) reports.

Fiorina has described herself as a pro-life, fiscal conservative and has signed a pledge opposing increases in income taxes while being outspokenly critical of the proposed healthcare bill.

"She has no background in politics, no experience in public policy, no transferable believability on the issues," said GOP activist Steve Frank, quoted the news source. "She may be a conservative, but how do we know?" he asked.

However, Fiorina has also collected numerous endorsements within the Republican Party including Tom Coburn and John McCain. Meanwhile, DeVore has stated that he has support from the majority of elected GOP officials in California, according to the AP.


Personal Liberty

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.