So, Carly Fiorina, a good, solid Republican, has decided she should be president of the USA. Is she worthy of such an office? Hummm.
Ms Fiorina ran one of the biggest, high-tech companies in the country, Hewlett-Packard. She did so for six years. She also shit-canned 30,000 Americans and sent the jobs overseas. For this and other blunders, she eventually got the sack. The day after the Board of Directors showed her the door, the company’s stock went up.
Quite a qualification. (Please visit http://www.carlyfiorina.org)
Carly Fiorina — and all other corporate pooh-bahs who aspire to the Oval Office — have one glaring disqualification: They’re all dictators. They only have one constituent to please, i.e., themselves. Just like Stalin, Hitler or Pol Pot or Henry VIII.
Think I exaggerate? Consider that if a dictator issues an order or a policy that will ruin the country, everyone must nevertheless toe the line. Should anyone dare to disagree or raise a question, it’s off to the gulag or the gibbet. In a corporation, the CEO (the dictator) enjoys similar power, though milder: You just get fired, which is the corporate version of the death sentence.
Dictators and CEOs, Carly Fiorina included, rule by fear. If you are unwilling to endure humiliation or a demand to do something unethical, you get the boot and a bad recommendation.
Ah, but with a president, it’s way different. The president can only rule through cooperation and accommodation. Is a president is going to fire an uncooperative congress or supreme court? Hardly, if the president pisses them off, they can fire the president.
And if not actually impeaching the president, they’ll tie him or her up in knots. His or her agenda will go right down the toilet. As will all nominations. As will domestic and foreign policies. No, any CEO who becomes president and tries to play the dictator, will end up a toothless, powerless joke.
So, Carly? Go ruin another company and leave Uncle Sam alone.