Carly Fiorina was on the Hugh Hewitt show this morning, and showed why she has value to Cruz quite apart from having reset the news cycle. She is probably the best and most media savvy attack dog who was available on the market, and she showed it today.
You can listen to the whole interview here, and there’s a transcript of the relevant portion below:
HH: Carly Fiorina, you just mentioned Senator Mike Lee, he called my friend, Mark Levin’s show yesterday, as angry as I’ve ever heard Mike Lee over what I call the despicable comments of former Speaker Boehner about Senator Cruz. Your comments on the Speaker’s slashing attack, the “Lucifer” comment.
CF: Well, it is despicable. It’s beyond the pale, but I think it tells you everything you need to know about Donald Trump. John Boehner said, “Yeah, we’re texting and golfing buddies.” Okay, great. That is why I have been crystal-clear in saying that Donald Trump will never challenge the system because he’s texting and golfing buddies with John Boehner, he’s a seven-time contributor to Hillary Clinton. He’s contributed to the DCCC as well as the National Republican Congressional Committee. How do you do that? You do that if you game the system. You do that if you’ve learned that your billions come from buying politicians off, it’s called “crony capitalism” as I have said to you on this show many times, Hugh. Donald Trump will not challenge the system, he is the system.
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HH: Carly Fiorina, when he makes a slashing attack as he did last night in Orange County on Islamists and he cites General Jack Pershing in a fable about dipping bullets in pigs blood. Does he advance the cause of winning the war against Islamists or does he hurt it, Donald Trump?
CF: Of course he hurts it. Look, we need to be clear about our enemies and radical Islamic terrorism is our enemy. They have declared war on us and therefore, we must accept that challenge and defeat them, but when you lump everyone together, when you fail to acknowledge that we need allies in the Muslim world to help defeat this enemy, it may be a great cheer line at a rally, but once again, it reveals the lack of judgement, the lack of temperament, the lack of sophistication necessary to be a commander-in-chief, and nothing in his much-blunted foreign policy speech changes any of those concerns. Donald J. Trump cannot be our nominee. I have said that from the moment he announced his candidacy, he cannot be our president, I am out here fighting as hard as I know how for the soul of our party and the future of our nation.
Good for Carly Fiorina, and well stated. Let’s hope Mike Pence takes a cue today.