Paul kicked off the launch on Tuesday with an emailed fundraising solicitation, ahead of an appearance at the Galt House Hotel where, advisers said, Paul would present himself as a change agent who would reform the federal government.
“Today I’m announcing I’m running for President of the United States of America because I want to defeat the Washington machine,” Paul wrote in one version of the email. He posted a similar announcement on his campaign site RandPaul.com.
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and former Senate hopeful, is also considering a run for the White House. The Republican hit headlines today by blaming liberal environmentalists for the drought in California, which she described as a “man-made disaster.”
“California is a classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people’s lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology. It’s a tragedy.”
It’s a bold comment, but she presents a good argument.
“That’s the tragedy of California, because of liberal environmentalists’ insistence — despite the fact that California has suffered from droughts for millennia, liberal environmentalists have prevented the building of a single new reservoir or a single new water conveyance system over decades during a period in which California’s population has doubled,” Fiorina said.
She could have said it a little nicer, but I think it’s safe to say that Carly Fiorina does not like liberal environmentalists.