Carly Fiorina likens presidential politics to football
Burlingame – Carly Fiorina broke out a football metaphor Saturday night to illustrate her ticket’s chances to win the the party’s nomination for president.
Earlier this week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced the former Hewlett-Packard CEO as his prospective running mate, in an effort to grab headlines and the Golden State, where Fiorina once unsuccessfully ran for Senate.
Mathematically, there aren’t enough delegates left for Cruz to shore up the nomination prior to the convention, but Team Cruz hopes to stop Trump from getting the required 1,237 delegates to win the nomination outright.
Fiorina admitted she wasn’t a football expert, but knew enough to know the presidential race “ain’t” over, as she said pundits have suggested.
“The 30-yard line ain’t a touchdown,” Fiorina said.
Trump has 997 pledged delegates, while Cruz only has 566. In total, there are 502 delegates up for grabs through the remaining contests, including California’s 172. Trump has a commanding lead in the Golden State at the moment, although there’s a lifetime (in politics) until the June 7 primary.
The Indiana primary is on Tuesday, where 57 delegates are up for grabs. Cruz and business tycoon Donald Trump are virtually tied in the Real Clear Politics polling average. But a big win for Trump would all but guarantee the nomination.
Fiorina also ran for the GOP presidential nomination, but dropped out in February after her campaign failed to gain traction. In 2010, she challenged Barbara Boxer for the Democrat’s U.S. Senate seat, losing by 10 points (by nearly 1 million votes).
“This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our nation,” Fiorina said.
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