Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who is mulling a run for the White House, spoke to a crowd of about 150 at Morningside College in Sioux City Tuesday afternoon.
“By the way, I will just tell you that we are a few short weeks away from a final decision and a formal announcement,” Fiorina said. “I got stopped in the airport yesterday in Chicago and this man said to me: ‘What…are the odds? Are they 60/40?’ I said, ‘Well, they’re probably 98/2 at this point,’ so I’ll tell you that as well.”
Fiorina spoke about a range of issues, including immigration policy and ObamaCare. Fiorina said government policies, in general, have forced people into lives of “webs of dependence” on federal assistance.
“If you have ever talked to a single mom with two kids who wants to move forward with her life, the choices we put in front of her are agonizing,” Fiorina said, “the risks she feels she has to take.”
Fiorina also cited her work on boards that advised the CIA and the military and Fiorina told the crowd in Sioux City that she’s met with just as many world leaders as Hillary Clinton did as secretary of state.
“I know that when we do not respond to our allies and when we fail to confront our adversaries that people conclude it doesn’t pay to be a friend to the United States and don’t worry if you are her adversary,” Fiorina said.
In 2010, Fiorina ran as the Republican Party’s candidate for the U.S. Senate in California, but lost to Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. Fiorina will be in Iowa through Saturday, when she joins three Republican presidential candidates and three other might-be candidates at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Spring Kick-off” event.
(Reporting by Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City)