Tweet of the Day, Carly Fiorina Has An Excellent Backhand edition.

And, really: what the heck is Donald Trump gonna be able to say in response?

Tweet of the Day, Planned Parenthood HATES The Idea of Cruz/Fiorina edition.

You can’t buy this kind of helpful antipathy. It’s practically an in-kind contribution, really. And just in time for Indiana, too.

Quote of the Day, Why Carly Fiorina Is Such A Good Surrogate edition.

This is very good stuff.

Last week, when [Carly] Fiorina appeared with Ted Cruz in Wisconsin, she attacked Trump for going after Cruz’s wife and defended the senator when a reporter asked about a National Enquirer report that alleged Cruz may have engaged in extramarital affairs. Cruz has vigorously denied the report.

“If I may,” Fiorina interjected when a Daily Mail reporter asked Cruz on Monday if he would definitively say that he has never been unfaithful to his wife.

“I’m going to comment,” Fiorina said after the reporter insisted on hearing from Cruz. “We are talking about a scurrilous, ridiculous piece in the National Enquirer. Why do you all dance to Donald Trump’s tune?” she asked.

I liked Carly Fiorina a good deal without particularly planning to vote for her: I honestly would have preferred that she had instead taken another bite at the California apple. But that was a desire for a different primary; in this one she’s an excellent heavy hitter for Ted Cruz.  Which… will do.

Via @MattBatzel

Quote of the Day, That Carly Fiorina Did edition.

Rather massively, in fact.

or years, the mainstream media, pop culture, and the conventions of politics have jammed pro-life politicians and activists into a box. In this, the most consequential of debates, in which millions of innocent lives hang in the balance, it is imperative that one not show too much emotion, that one be nice — not scary. A politician can thunder about income inequality, about manufacturing jobs, or about a degree or two on the thermometer, but when it comes to babies being dismembered in the womb, let’s just be civil, shall we?

Last night, Carly Fiorina broke the convention.

Read, as they say, the whole thing.

Right Scoop has the Carly Fiorina PP comment up. [UPDATE: WRONG VIDEO.] [ACTUAL VIDEO]

[UPDATE: Sorry! That was the one where Fiorina eviscerated Donald Trump. My bad.]

[UPDATE UPDATE: Here’s the actual video I meant.]

If you haven’t seen that Carly Fiorina Planned Parenthood comment yet, here you go.  That one was… impressive. Extremely impressive.

Tweet of the Day, You Should Start Taking @CarlyFiorina Seriously If You’re Not Already edition.

Where the hell was this Carly Fiorina during the 2010 California Senate race?

Don’t get me wrong: that would have been an uphill battle even with this New, Improved, And Frankly Relentless Carly Fiorina in the race. But damned if it wouldn’t have also been more fun. Seriously, if you’re not taking Carly seriously as a candidate at this point, start. I’m not endorsing her for the primary, but I will be a little upset if she doesn’t have some official role in the new administration…

#rsrh So. Carly Fiorina made NRSC vice chair.

The Wall Street Journal aptly sums up in one sentence the reason why this relatively obscure bit of news is spreading rapidly along the right side of the blogosphere: “Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina will help Senate Republicans raise money ahead of next year’s election to do what she couldn’t in the last one: win seats held by Democrats.”


As to the merits of hiring her; if Fiorina’s being brought in just to help with bringing in big-donor fundraisers, that’s actually not a bad call – although the fifteen million that the WSJ reports that she brought in against Boxer last term is sorta-kinda contradicted by this Hill article, which gives as a not-self-funded number something more like eleven, twelve million.  Either way, the NRSC’s showing a current 1.7 million cash on hand (and no debt) to the DSCC’s 7.8 million (and 3.8 million debt); like everybody else out there right now, the committee kind of needs good fund-raisers.

The real question, though, is whether or not this hiring is strictly financial.  There’s some deeply skeptical people out there who are right now wondering whether this move has anything to do with Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s boneheaded one regarding the debt ceiling

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