Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina dropped her bid for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Fiorina finished behind six of her GOP rivals in the Granite State, receiving only four percent of the total Republican primary vote and no pledged delegates.
In Iowa, Fiorina performed even worse, receiving the support of only two percent of caucus-goers.
As the lone woman in the field, Fiorina seemed to feel that she had carte blanche to attack Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and often did so explicitly, as exemplified in the video clip below:
While Fiorina’s polling numbers spiked in September 2015 after her performance in the first Republican debate at Cleveland was praised by national media critics, the former tech executive had been lagging badly in national polls since November.
It may be argued that Mrs. Fiorina’s fate was sealed after being left out of the last ABC News debate due to the poor survey numbers, which placed her eighth nationally with only 2.5 percent support.
Despite a relatively short-lived run, the native Texan turned Californian ran a respectable campaign, given that she has never held public office, and only ran as a politician once before when she attempted to unseat incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in 2010.
In a statement, Fiorina said that she “will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.”
This may not be the last time we hear from Carly Fiorina in national politics.
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