Friday, August 7, 2015

Carly Fiorina humble in face of debate success: 'Lot more people know who I am'

Okay, if you missed her performance, you missed brilliance ...

Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina took to Fox & Friends on Friday to discuss her unrivaled success on the 5 p.m. debate stage, adopting a humble tone to thank the powers-who-be for the chance to shine a national light on her campaign.

Carly Fiorina
"I think a lot more people know who I am," she said, when asked about what's changed in the hours since poll watchers and pundits declared her the clear winner of the Thursday night debate. "Before this debate, only 40 percent of Republican voters ever heard my name. Last night, they said, ohmigosh, there's another woman in the race, ohmighosh she actually does pretty well."

She also thanked Fox for the chance to make an appearance in the nationally televised event, saying she's done well with the grassroots crowds but her low name recognition factor has kept her from catching and riding the larger media attention. And that chance has resulted in widespread Internet searching on her name – even more so than on Trump's, Steve Doocy on Fox & Friends said.

"Of course it makes me feel good, absolutely," Fiorina said. "What all that activity demonstrates is that people have started to pay attention."

Fiorina fielded on policy question, on the economy, and said the top action the government could take to bolster job growth would be to get out of the way of small business.

"The engine of economic growth in this nation has always been small business, community-based businesses, family businesses," she said. "If is the small, family-owned, community-based business that we're crushing, and in fact we're destroying more than we're making."


"Big government," Fiorina said. "This is called crony capitalism, when the government gets so big only the big [businesses] can survive. We have to get the engine of economic growth, small business, growing again."

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