If Carly Fiorina could be shook down by Jesse Jackson how likely is it that she’ll be able to stand up to Iran, a country she once did business with in defiance of the sanctions?
Fiorina has a Jesse Jackson problem. The disgrace former HP CEO executive repeatedly praised the disgraced “reverend” throughout her career.
The American Spectator laid out some of the ties.
In a 2003 speech, Fiorina said, “in the past 40 years, there are very few people who have used their talent along lines of excellence to achieve more things for more people in more places than Reverend Jackson. And we are all better off for his leadership.” [Editor: Except for those Jews at hymietown, presumably.]
In the same speech, she recalls when Jackson called her on the phone to offer her encouragement, and to pray with her. She recounted: “I hung up the phone and said, ‘Oh my God, I’ve just been praying with the Reverend Jackson.’”
And in yet another speech in 2000, Fiorina praised Jackson’s “passion” and “his courageous message and his wonderful convictions…”
Fiorina has also mentioned Jackson throughout her professional career.
“And I thought about something that the Reverend Jesse Jackson said to me several years ago. He very graciously came to the offices of Hewlett Packard to visit me, because we were doing some work together for his Rainbow Coalition. And he said to me, ‘You know, Carly, every game is better when everybody gets to play.’ And I thought it was such a great way of describing why everything is better when all people, regardless of color or nationality or gender, get to play. Sports are better. Business is better. Politics are better. The world is better when everybody gets to play in things that matter.”
Unless, of course, they are unqualified.
When will Carly Fiorina apologize for her signaling and praise of a Jew-hating Democratic nominee for president?