The top three Republican presidential candidates are not politicians. They could be called “pre-politicians,” however. In any event, because they have never held office before, it has been a good thing that separated them from the crowd of the “higher-office” climbers.
Carly Fiorina sought to further distinguish herself when she lumped Donald Trump and Ben Carson into the oh-so-bad “politician” group. (It’s just funny, considering they are all eager to join that group.) The GOP debates – for all their dickering and bantering that put them out of the norm – for Trump and Carson to ask for time-limits and opening and closing statements would help us, the American audience, weigh the candidates fairly.
The debates serve as a vital get-to-know the candidates format not a cream-pie throwing contest.
1. Carly distinguishes herself as not political
Ben Carson and Donald Trump had threatened to boycott the Oct. 28 CNBC debate if the network didn’t agree to limit the program to two hours and guarantee that the contenders will be given opening and closing statements.
In an interview, Fiorina took aim at both conditions set by her rivals, saying that “when you have ten people on the stage, while three hours is a long time, it’s actually not that much time,” and likened Trump and Carson — the two candidates in the GOP race besides Fiorina to have never held political office — to politicians.
“I think opening and closing statements honestly are what politicians always want,” she said.
“They’re sort of canned, prepared statements. They certainly don’t tell us anything new, they don’t tell us about a candidate’s thoughts on issues or whether they can think on their feet.” via Buzzfeed
2. Listen to Carly:
3. Willing to face the turbulence of debates