Behind Fiorina’s rise

By Benjamin M. Haber

Carly Fiorina’s increase in her poll ratings as the result of her response to Donald Trump’s juvenile feminism statements, while laudable, does not in and of itself qualify her to be president or vice president of the United States. It is her positions on many other issues that should make that determination.

Fiorina believes Roe v. Wade should be overruled. She also opposes federal funding for Planned Parenthood, not only demonstrating a lack of understanding of what Planned Parenthood does, but espousing an untruthfulness at what it does do.

Fiorina opposed the Iranian nuclear agreement, but never articulated an alternative or the consequences of a rejection of the agreement, without which her opposition is meaningless. She failed to understand our allies who negotiated the agreement would if rejected by us, no longer continue with sanctions.

As to foreign policy, she would be a disaster. Unlike Moishe Dayan who said if you want to make peace you talk to your enemies, not your friends, Fiorina thinks the way to go is reinstituting a cold war with Russia, placing missiles in Poland, increasing the size of our fleet in the area, increasinge aggressive military exercises in the area and placing more U.S. troops in Germany. She is blinded to the fact our West European allies would not go along with such an absurdity in their back yards. She is blinded to the fact she thinks her actions will cause Putin to pull back, when in fact it will simply cause him to follow suit in his area of influence.

Carly Fiorina? I think not,

Benjamin M. Haber