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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015: Del Rio News-Herald * OPINION * Letter to the Editor * First female president



















Letter to the Editor,

First Female President

Carly Fiorina is running to make history as the first female U.S. president.
Cara Carleton Sneed was born September 6, 1954 in Austin, Texas.
She lived in London as an adolescent and graduated from high school in North Carolina.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University with a major in medieval history and philosophy, an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a Masters in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
As chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard she was the first woman to lead one of the top twenty U.S. companies.
A cancer survivor she underwent three surgeries, multiple hospital stays, chemotherapy and a bilateral mastectomy.
She worked with Opportunity International, a Christian global anti-poverty organization that provides microloans to people in developing economies.
She diagnoses the largest problem facing our country today: untapped potential and launched Unlocking Potential Project.
A reporter prefaced his question to Fiorina by remarking, "I never met a presidential candidate with pink nail polish on." "Well, there's always a first," she replied. When the reporter asked her what sorts of issues are particularly important to women voters, Fiorina disputed the premise of the question. "I find it personally insulting as a woman that the Democratic Party talks about women's issues," she said. "Every issue's a women's issue. Women care about the economy. They care about jobs. They care about health care. They care about immigration, national security, education; every issue is a woman's issue. There's no doubt."
It was unanimous consensus that she won the first debate. Even her male opponents respect her abilities. Rick Perry said he would have rather had Carly Fiorina negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran than Secretary of State John Kerry. 
Fiorina has emphatically stated, “Please don’t vote for me because I’m a woman. Vote for me because I’m qualified to do the job. If you’re ready for a woman president and a lot of people we know are; how about one who is honest and competent and can do the job.”
She possesses all the ABC’s of a winsome political candidate starting with being articulate, bright and confident and ending with zingers like this one;
“Life is not measured in time, or IQ, or wealth. Life is measured in love, and moments of joy and grace, and positive contribution.”


Marian Casillas, Ed.D.