Fiorina: the obvious choice-of the old guard GOP Establishment

With conservatives in an uproar over not only what they see as the sinister antics of the left in America led by B.H.Obama, but also the old country club GOP types who lent lightning to the monster by refusing to stand tall when it was really needed, why would a candidate court the latter in a critical election year?

It seems conservatives are taken even less seriously by the national GOP in California than they are elsewhere.

If those who support you politically also define you politically, how do we define Carly Fiorina?

Fiorina is heading back to D.C. for a Feb. 25 fundraiser hosted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Assistant Minority Leader Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), according to an invitation obtained by CQ-Roll Call. Also on the host committee for the cocktail reception at Johnny’s Half Shell are longtime GOP strategist and lobbyist Charlie Black and wife Judy; and leading Washington lobbyists Kirk Blalock, Phil Anderson and Wayne Berman.

Today, another champion of conservative values is on the left coast lending support.

Back in California, Fiorina is appearing Tuesday evening with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) — who was one of eight Republican senators, along with McConnell and Kyle, to endorse her early on in her campaign — at a press conference in San Francisco, Calif.

Graham with Fiorina in San Fransisco

Lindsey Graham gets credit along with John McCain and others for first igniting the fire that got the conservative grass roots paying close attention to government for the first time in quite a while by supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty legislation in 2007. If indeed that was his intent, to wake up the conservatives in America, then I applaud him slowly and with squinted eyes while shaking my head. Actually, most of us thought he was stabbing conservatives in the back and enjoying a laugh with good ol’ Teddy while he did it.

Really, if the above list is the who’s who of conservatism Carly Fiorina has lined up in her resume as references, I think I’ll pass.


Also, I think I’ll stick with Chuck DeVore. The old guard helped get us into this mess.