The Carly Fiorina Surge

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This is why people hang around in campaigns even when they are polling extremely low. They're hoping to catch lightning in a bottle the way Carly Fiorina just did with exceptional performances in back to back debates. It's just one poll, but even if it is off by 50% it still shows her more than doubling her support. Interesting that the biggest loser in the poll appears to be Carson. Is it sustainable though?

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Gn'arly Carly...

I just wonder if her name were not "Carl" Fiorina they might not have been given special allowance to make it to the "adult" (<Braaahaha) debate stage.

Issueless and "personality-centric" as it was...

Sorry to sound sexist, but would "Carl" have been given special allowance?

And I am all for GOP diversity, Carly Fiorina is a sorry excuse or token, but...

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Gn'arly Carly...

I just wonder if her name were not "Carl" Fiorina they might not have been given special allowance to make it to the "adult" (<Braaahaha) debate.

Issueless as it was...

Sorry to sound sexist, but would "Carl" have been given special allowance?

And I am all for GOP diversity, Carly Fiorina is a sorry excuse or token, but...

Thx :)

Interesting...
 

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Carly is useful to the Republicans because of her gender. It used to be that tickets were regionally balanced. Then tickets started being ideologically balanced as regionalism lessened in importance. In this case, the Republicans may feel the need to balance by gender to minimize the gender gap favoring Democrats. Of course, Republican women with less brittle personas and hispanic ethnicity would be even more desirable.

I don't see a part for Carly other than being one of the 16 dwarves.
 
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Carly is useful to the Republicans because of her gender. It used to be that tickets were regionally balanced. Then tickets started being ideologically balanced as regionalism lessened in importance. In this case, the Republicans may feel the need to balance by gender to minimize the gender gap favoring Democrats. Of course, Republican women with less brittle personas and hispanic ethnicity would be even more desirable.

I don't see a part for Carly other than being one of the 16 dwarves.
If this is a CNN poll most likely it was done after the debate. tomorrow we'll see if her PP video plunder and Carson's no Muslim break will change the numbers again.

Once people realize Trump Carson and Fiorina are un-electable, the numbers will go to the others in the middle.

Now I see why the GOP wanted as few debates as possibel.
 
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If this is a CNN poll most likely it was done after the debate. tomorrow we'll see if her PP video plunder and Carson's no Muslim break will change the numbers again.

Once people realize Trump Carson and Fiorina are un-electable, the numbers will go to the others in the middle.

Now I see why the GOP wanted as few debates as possibel.
you mean the democrats.
 
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This is why people hang around in campaigns even when they are polling extremely low. They're hoping to catch lightning in a bottle the way Carly Fiorina just did with exceptional performances in back to back debates. It's just one poll, but even if it is off by 50% it still shows her more than doubling her support. Interesting that the biggest loser in the poll appears to be Carson. Is it sustainable though?

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Sorry, as to the topic: no.

Um, and Doctor Ben Carson... this is the first foray in the search for the non-Trump, they have such a "uuge" field and so few candidates with substance, can it be anything but a freak show?\

Nalp, not one of the GOP candidates is going to pass muster and that includes the Donald.

America hates this shit.

Just sayin'

Thx :)
 
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