As noted by The New York Times, Hillary Clinton has answered seven questions from reporters since announcing she is running for president.
In contrast, Carly Fiorina is actively engaging the media including today’s interview on NBC’s Meet the Press with host Chuck Todd.
Todd pressed Fiorina about her record while serving as Hewlett-Packard CEO.
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd quizzed 2016 GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina Sunday morning on her allegedly biggest asset — her business experience — by asking why she was fired from Hewlett-Packard in 2005, and moreover why HP’s stock went up 7% the day she left.
“I was fired in a boardroom brawl,” Fiorina said. “It is a leader’s job to challenge the status quo. When you do, you make enemies.”
“Every time there is a change with a company, the stock tends to go up,” she said. “The stock market is not a good arbiter of success over the long term. The average holding of stock today is less than 90 days. It is more a reflection of current emotion and conventional wisdom than anything else. And a CEO cannot run a company based on conventional wisdom or current emotion. A CEO’s job is to build sustainable value over the long term for as many employees, as many customers, and as many communities as possible.”
Leadership involves making principled stands on issues despite the personal consequences. While Fiorina defends her record with liberals, Hillary Clinton continues to hide.