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Did Carly Fiorina Win The Mini-Debate

Among the 7 candidates who were locked out of the main 2016 Republican Debate, Carly Fiorina seems to have jumped to the front of the pack. Did the ex-Hewlett Packard CEO win the debate?

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last 24 hours | csmonitor
Was Carly Fiorina real debate winner? - Christian Science Monitor
"...To this early point in the race Ms. Fiorina has had a tough run. She's impressed audiences at town halls, dinners, and other small gatherings across the early voting states, but that hasn't translated into actual support. According to the RealClearPolitics rolling average, right now she's tied for 13th with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with a mere 1.3 percent of the Republican primary vote.But that might have worked to her advantage. Relegated to the early debate, the undercard, by Fox News on Aug. 6, Fiorina shone. This might have been easy given that the other contenders seemed a bit dispirited, as if they were disappointed to be on the JV. Plus, the former business executive did not have to share a stage with uncontrollable force Donald Trump...." see full article

1288 days ago | vox
Carly Fiorina: What you need to know about the winner of the early Republican ... - Vox

"...With no experience in elected office and a limited base of political support, Fiorina has fared poorly in the polls, so she was not able to participate in Thursday's prime time debate. Instead, she was relegated to the earlier debate alongside long shots like George Pataki, Jim Gilmore, and Lindsey Graham.But her clear, confident answers to the moderators' questions, and her attacks on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, helped her stand out from the crowd."Hillary Clinton lies about Benghazi, she lies about emails," Fiorina said. "She is still defending Planned Parenthood. And she is still her party's frontrunner."Fiorina also attacked Republican frontrunner Donald Trump."I didn't get a phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race," she said. "Maybe it's because I hadn't given money to the foundation or donated to his wife's Senate campaign."..." see full article

1288 days ago | breitbart
Carly Fiorina Wins 'Undercard' Debate Golden Ticket - Breitbart News
"...Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina clearly won the debate, likely earning herself a fresh look by Republican voters and likely a podium at the next Republican debate. LA Gov. Bobby Jindal and former TX Gov. Rick Perry also did well, and should benefit from a bump in the polls.In the interest of historical archives, Carly dominated the debate. Not only did she best articulate the critical vision necessary to run for office, she also handled herself very well on a wide range of issues. Her command of national security and foreign policy, detailing a specific list where the Obama Administration has failed our allies in the Middle East, was particularly impressive...." see full article

1288 days ago | washingtonexaminer
Marco Rubio won the main debate, but Carly Fiorina won both - Washington Examiner
"...Beyond the bombastic rants of Donald Trump and brief exchange between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Rubio was the debate standout. He showed that he could hold his own in a large field without resorting to sniping. He looked like the adult in the room.Rubio wasn't the runaway favorite of the debate, however. Arguments can be made that he was on par with several other candidates or that someone else was the standout.And for that, Rubio won't gain as much attention or poll points as former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who by many accounts wiped the floor with the other candidates in the earlier debate...." see full article

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1288 days ago | thedailybeast
Carly Fiorina Dominates First GOP Debate - Daily Beast

"...When other candidates stammered, Carly Fiorina was eloquent. When they talked in circles, she stayed on topic. When they made no sense, she argued her points coherently. And when the bell rang, alerting her that she had run out of time, she calmly took however long she damn well pleased to finish answering the question, and no one told her to stop.Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, clearly delivered the breakout performance of Thursday's first primary debate, coming across rather a lot like a frontrunner despite her dismal polling, which kept her from the main event, and despite the fact that earlier in the day, she suffered a public embarrassment at the hands of a rival campaign...." see full article

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1288 days ago | washingtonexaminer
Two debates, one winner --- Carly - Washington Examiner
"...About an hour into the primetime debate of the top 10 candidates in the Republican presidential race, the conservative actor Nick Searcy tweeted, "I'm afraid @CarlyFiorina is winning the second debate too."He was on to something. Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, shone earlier in the evening, when seven GOP candidates who didn't make the cut for the primetime session gathered for the night's first faceoff. For about an hour after that debate, the big story was Fiorina winning what was sometimes called the undercard session..." see full article

1288 days ago | q13fox
Carly Fiorina shines in first GOP debate - Q13 FOX
"...When the final question was asked and answered in this first debate, it was clear that Fiorina stood out. Social media users and many commentators emphatically declared her the winner.At this moment in the campaign, seven GOP candidates are fighting for relevancy, respect and their political futures. The Republican Seven, of which Fiorina is one, failed to make the cut for the main debate the event that will feature Donald Trump at center stage...." see full article

1288 days ago | nationalreview
A few thoughts: - National Review Online

"...And lastly, there's Carly Fiorina. I have the suspicion she helped herself more by being in this debate than she would have if she were in primetime. That's not to say she wouldn't do well in the other debate. Again, some of those guys are formidable, some less so. The point is she did so well in this debate that there will be an enormous amount of buzz about her. Things go viral when people spread the word. You should have seen Fiorina! might be the best buzz to have this early in the race. Then again, maybe not. Maybe one of the prime-timers will suck all of the oxygen out of the conversation come tomorrow. ..." see full article

1288 days ago | politico
The Debates Biggest WinnersAnd Losers

"...Almost everyone else did well. Rubio was eloquent and strong and hit on all his themes compellingly. Huckabee almost always has good answers. Cruz is completely polished. Jeb was solid. Walker made no mistakes, even if he didn't make much of an impression. Carson was winsome, especially at the end. Kasich was much stronger than most everyone expected, although he had a boost from the hometown crowd.At 5 p.m. Carly Fiorina won going away and possibly could benefit from being in a forum where her performance will stand out more than it might have at 10 p.m...." see full article

1288 days ago | foxnews
Trump loses Republican debate but Rubio, Cruz and others triumph

"...Who won the debates tonight? In the earlier round, Carly Fiorina once again proved herself a smart, formidable contestant, leaving many to wonder why her campaign has thus far failed to take off, relegating her to Stage 2.Senator Marco Rubio did not lunge offstage for a glass of water, but instead handled himself well. His answers were crisp and thoughtful; on the contentious issue of immigration, he balanced a forceful demand for tightened borders with realism about the need to resolve the problem of our large illegal population...." see full article

1288 days ago | msnbc
Carly Fiorina emerges as fan favorite after happy hour debate

"...Fiorina stood out as strong, articulate, and prepared. Her quips delighted the crowd just as much as her policy proposals. And in the aftermath of the debate Google Trends showed a pronounced spike in online searches for her. I didn't get phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race, did any of you? she coyly asked the other candidates, referring to the news that the former president had phoned Trump ahead of his presidential announcement. She approached Trump's dominance in national polls with a sort of bemused respect, getting in a well-received zing without detracting from his supporters...." see full article

1288 days ago | ibtimes
Republican Debate : Carly Fiorina Positions As GOP Candidate Contrast With ... - International Business Times
"...As she stood at a podium in Cleveland on Thursday evening during the first of two debates among Republican aspirants to the presidency, Carly Fiorina declared that Iran is at the heart of evil in the Middle East. But back when she was still the chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, the giant Silicon Valley technology company, the firm sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of printers and other products to Iran through a Middle East distributor, sidestepping a U.S. ban on trade with the country, according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News.Such contrasts between current campaign rhetoric and past business practices seem likely to emerge in coming days as Fiorina's opponents now sift through the record of a candidate who has suddenly gained currency. She woke up Thursday morning as a distant also-ran, and then went to bed that same night viewed as a potential contender in the wake of a surprisingly strong debate performance...." see full article

1288 days ago | actionnewsjax
Carly Fiorina hits Donald Trump and Jeb Bush in GOP debate -
"...Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina turned in a forceful performance in a debate of seven Republican presidential hopefuls whose polling numbers weren't high enough for tonight's 10-candidate main event.She hit billionaire Donald Trump, the undisputed leader in current GOP polls, for reportedly taking a call from Bill Clinton before entering the race and for shifting positions since the days when he was flirting with a 2000 presidential run as a third-party candidate.Fiorina didn't mention Jeb Bush by name during the debate, but said Republicans need to nominate a candidate who won't stumble before he even gets into the ring. ..." see full article

1288 days ago | huffingtonpost
Carly Fiorina 'Disappointed' With Jeb Bush's Comments On Women's Health - Huffington Post

"...Following a standout performance at the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland on Thursday, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina criticized Jeb Bush for his "foolish" comments about women's health."It's disappointing. I spent all of last year with a lot of other conservatives pushing back effectively against the war on women. [Colorado Sen.] Cory Gardner did a good job. [Iowa Sen.] Joni Ernst did a good job," Fiorina told reporters following the second-tier debate, which took place several hours before the larger, primetime event. "It's really disappointing when a front-runner gives the Democrats an ad and a talking point before he's even in the race," she added...." see full article

1288 days ago | theglobaldispatch
Carly Fiorina 'wins' Undercard GOP debate: 'poised and confident' - The Global Dispatch
"...The former head of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina may have been the only woman on stage at the Undercard GOP debate on Thursday night, but she may have also come away with a big victory.The Washington Post says She was also the only one of the seven candidates who made clear that she deserves more attention and a more prime spot in the debates as the campaign continues The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlockits potential once again, was her close, which is being widely quoted...." see full article

1288 days ago | fortune
Carly Fiorina won the early GOP debate—at least according to Google Trends - Fortune
"...Fiorina's biggest problem in this unprecedented and sprawling Republican field is simple: name recognition. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO stands out as the only woman on a combined stage of 16 men. She's smart, articulate, and routinely demonstrates a depth of knowledge on global economic and national security issues. For many Republican women, she is the anti-Sarah Palin, the anti-Michelle Bachmann a reminder that center-right thoughtful versus right-wing flippant reflects much of today's party faithful.Fiorina is a dogged campaigner. She nabs every TV slot that passes by, and hasn't taken a break from the campaign trail including fundraising since she jumped into the ring on May 4. And yet, she can't crack the 3%-of-GOP-voters mark (though, at one point, she came close to qualifying for the magic top ten who are debating in tonight's primetime forum.)..." see full article

1288 days ago | blog.sfgate
Carly Fiorina won the Happy Hour Debate
"...From the start, Fiorina has framed herself as the candidate who wasn't afraid to take on Hillary Clinton. Tonight Fiorina was the Republican who wasn't afraid to take on Trump. She looked feisty. The men seemed wary. Not long ago, Rick Perry led the attack on Trump. (Addendum: He swatted The Donald tonight, but with less fervor than his Trump is a cancer on GOP speech.)I am no fan of Trump. Like Perry, I think he is bad for the GOP. If there is a positive element in Trump's candidacy, it's that his language breaks through. You don't see him shoot off a laundry list of policy points as part of a clearly-canned package. He doesn't use DC-speak words. He has forced candidates to appear more spontaneous, except most did not pick up the challenge.Really I had trouble figuring out why they were in the race...." see full article

1288 days ago | cnn
Carly Fiorina shines in first GOP debate - CNN

"...Carly Fiorina was one of the biggest winners Thursday night without even stepping on the prime-time stage.The California businesswoman didn't meet the eligibility criteria to participate in the marque event, but her strong performance at the 5 p.m. debate for second-tier candidates lingered throughout the evening.She did make an appearance at the later forum -- she was featured in back-to-back video clips about Iran that helped set up a question in the debate.The first of them showed a moment from the earlier event in which one of her opponents, Rick Perry, turned to her while seeking to explain his position on the nuclear deal...." see full article

1288 days ago | theguardian
Carly Fiorina stands apart in lesser-known Republican debate field - The Guardian

"...Carly Fiorina, the only woman among 18 Republicans seeking the party's nomination for the White House, achieved the first goal for low-ranking candidates in televised debates on Thursday: getting noticed.Republican debate: Donald Trump still focus of campaign after sprawling fight as it happenedFox News tests 10 presidential candidates, but Trump is still Trump amid sparring on women's issues, NSA and Jeb Bush's shift on Iraq Read moreThe former chief executive of Hewlett Packard, who is unknown to most Republican voters, let alone the wider electorate, put in a composed, spirited performance during a Fox News debate for the seven candidates languishing in the polls, held before the main event on Thursday night...." see full article

1288 days ago | washingtonpost
Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina win the Republican debate - Washington Post (blog)

"...Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, was the clear winner of the 5 p.m. debate. Her knowledge and the forceful way she made her case made me wish she were a part of the Big 10 even more so after seeing the Big 10. The Fiorina on that stage Thursday was the confident and prepared candidate I saw at that Christian Science Monitor breakfast in April.Gov. John Kasich (Ohio), enjoying a hometown advantage at the Cleveland debate, did very well. Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) also did very well. When he was hit with his state's economic record and downgrades, Christie was prepared and delivered statistics with an I dare you to challenge me forcefulness. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush could learn from that example. As for Bush, he did okay. And on the okay scale, he was at the high end. Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), on the other hand, was at the low end of that measure. Both men did what they needed to do, but Bush did it better...." see full article

1288 days ago | westernjournalism
Carly Fiorina Demolishes Competition In First GOP Debate - Western Journalism
"...We agree. Don't make up your mind before you know Carly Fiorina. Here's a quick list we compiled, just for you, of more Carly Fiorina awesomeness.Carly Fiorina, the Conservative Honey Badger.P.S. Don't forget to check back Friday morning for our exclusive interview with Carly herself. Trust me, it's good. Let's just say she mentions growing a pair, and it made my day...." see full article

1288 days ago | washingtonpost
Carly Fiorina won the 'Happy Hour' debate. By a lot. - Washington Post

"...From the start, Fiorina was poised and confident. She followed a halting and seemingly nervous answer by Texas Gov. Rick Perry with a fluid riff on why she was running and how she was best positioned to beat Hillary Clinton. And, she closed that first answer with this quotable (and good) line: "The highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again."That poised and confident answer was a sign of things to come for Fiorina. As people like Perry (still not a good debater), South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (why was he so sad???) and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (angry much?) struggled, Fiorina shined. She repeatedly hit on her knowledge of the world and foreign policy and, smartly for this Republican audience, went after Clinton on Benghazi...." see full article

1289 days ago | weeklystandard
Carly Wins Undercard Debate - The Weekly Standard (blog)

"...Carly Fiorina was the clear winner in a dull and relatively uneventful undercard debate Thursday evening. The former Hewlett Packard CEO was the most composed and effective of the seven candidates taking the stage in Cleveland, getting off a few memorable lines and detailed policy proposals.Fiorina argued for greater integration of law enforcement efforts to combat cyber warfare and terrorism, calling for a different mindset with respect to this fight. We need to tear down cyber walls, not on a mass basis but on a targeted basis, she said. She repeated a frequent stump speech promise that her first two calls as president would be to her friend Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to the supreme leader of Iran. This, she said, to send a message to both our allies and our enemies that America is back in the leadership business. ..." see full article

1289 days ago | nbcnews
Carly Fiorina Wins Buzz After 'Happy Hour' Debate -

"...But one candidate - former HP head Carly Fiorina - emerged from the relatively low-key contest with significant buzz after taking on not only Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by name, but even her own party. Fiorina, who polled at just an average of 1.3 percent in FOX's tally of five recent national surveys, was praised by observers on her fluid delivery of lines on Iran, illegal immigration and Washington gridlock. "We need a nominee who is going to throw every punch, not pull punches, and someone who cannot stumble before he even gets in the ring," she said. "I am not a member of the political class. I am a conservative." ..." see full article

1289 days ago | vox
Carly Fiorina was the clear winner of Fox News's first debate - Vox

"...But the most compelling candidate on the stage, by far, had never held elected office.The only campaign Carly Fiorina has ever run was a failed challenge to Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010. Her r sum comes from the corporate world she led Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2000, and her record was, shall we say, mixed but you wouldn't have known it by watching her performance on Thursday.The debate was humiliating. It took place in an empty arena and the moderators, seemed intent on rubbing the participants' noses in their failure to qualify for the primetime clash. They began by asking, in so many words, why they were such losers that they hadn't made the cut for the bigger debate. Fiorina had the most graceful response:..." see full article

1289 days ago | politico
Carly Fiorina shines but will it matter?

"...On a stage filled by several faltering also-rans, Carly Fiorina stood out for her seriousness, fluidity and willingness to attack not just Democrats but her Republican opponents as well.Fiorina, the only woman in the 17-candidate field and one of seven candidates who didn't make the cut for the prime-time debate, didn't just criticize Donald Trump, the current GOP front-runner, but she went out of her way to rip the recently gaffe-prone Jeb Bush, who will take the debate stage later Thursday evening.But it's unclear whether outdebating her six struggling rivals on the undercard will do much to elevate her in the sprawling GOP field, especially with the prime-time debate still to come Thursday night certain to dominate Friday's headlines...." see full article

1289 days ago | newsmax
Fiorina Steals the Show at GOP 'Happy Hour' Debate - Newsmax
"...Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina made the best impression at Thursday's early debate on Fox News Channel."She won the debate; she won it going away," conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said afterward on Fox News Channel's "Special Report." "On the one hand she was very fluid, on the other she was really combative."Krauthammer said Fiorina showed her fluidity when asked about the Middle East. "She went through a list of American allies that have not gotten what they need from us in a way that showed a real command of the facts," Krauthammer said.Her combativeness showed when she went after front-runner Donald Trump for changing his position on issues.Fox News' Brit Hume called Fiorina the "consensus winner," and said she will likely benefit from seeing her sound bites replayed for people who weren't able to watch...." see full article

1289 days ago | dailycaller
Reporters Swarm Carly After Epic Debate Showing
"...All seven of the Republicans in the early debate here were hoping for a breakout moment, and while no one seemed to exactly achieve that Thursday evening, Carly Fiorina may have done the most to put herself on the radar of voters just tuning in.A sign of her rising profile, dozens of reporters swarmed the former Hewlett-Packard CEO in the spin room after the debate ended at the Quicken Loans arena.Asked how she's going to make it onto future primetime contests, Fiorina replied: I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing. Look, everybody here can admit it: when I announced my candidacy on May 4th, you didn't think we would come this far. ..." see full article

1289 days ago | reason
Carly Fiorina Eviscerates Ghost of Trump, Wins Fox News JV Presidential Debate
"...While Fiorina certainly didn't go overboard on specific policies she would like to implement, her rhetorical hold over the debate was masterful. She never stumbled, lost her train of thought, or gave a clunky answer. And her swipe at Donald Trump who donated to Hillary Clinton and takes phone calls from Bill Clinton was one of the most gratifying moments of the debate.Even Rick Perry seemed impressed, and sort of endorsed Fiorina for Secretary of State at one point.Fiorina also did an adequate job painting a picture of the 2016 election as a showdown between the conflicting ideologies of conservatism and progressivism, and lamented that big government was preventing too many people from realizing the American dream...." see full article

1289 days ago | mediaite
Perry, Fiorina Gun for Trump During Fox's Undercard Debate - Mediaite
"...Fiorina similarly went after Trump's less-than-conservative record by delivering this prepared line that referenced some recent news about the candidate's relationship with the Clintons: I didn't get a phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race. Did any of you get a phone call from Bill Clinton? I didn't. Maybe it's because I hadn't given money to the foundation or donated to his wife's Senate campaign. She gave credit to Trump for tapping to an anger that people feel but also revealed how she would challenge him if they were sharing the same stage tonight. Since he has changed his mind on amnesty, on health care and on abortion, I would just ask what are the principles by which he will govern? Fiorina asked...." see full article

1289 days ago | washingtonpost
Google explains how Carly Fiorina won the 'Happy Hour' debate - Washington Post

"...With the exception of the dramatic spike from Lindsey Graham, the Republican that generated the most interest over the course of the debate was clearly Carly Fiorina. Interest in her spiked early and continued to grow shortly after the debate ended...." see full article

1289 days ago | townhall
In Terribly Awkward, Very Strange Fox News Debate, Carly Fiorina Shines - Town Hall

"...She was eloquent, prepared, convincing, and passionate. Moreover, her point that if Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, or Barack Obama were vying for the nomination today they too would be trailing badly in the polls. Great answer. She also pivoted nicely several times to her personal biography and successful private sector career. I wouldn't say this was a rout, but I'll pose the question anyway: Who performed better than Carly Fiorina tonight?..." see full article

1289 days ago | washingtonexaminer
Carly Fiorina the clear winner of Thursday's undercard debate - Washington Examiner
"...Carly Fiorina was the breakout star of Thursday's undercard debate.Prior to the debate, Fox News hosts discussed whether the debate was Fiorina's to lose and she didn't disappoint.Right out of the gate, Fiorina scoffed at the idea that her low poll numbers were significant at this early stage, reminding debate co-host Martha MacCallum that former presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were all down in the polls at this point in their respective races...." see full article

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