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Carly Fiorina to Hillary Clinton: "Flying Is An Activity Not An Accomplishment"

Carly Fiorina speaks during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.

CARLY FIORINA: Only citizens like you and me can see what must be done. This will take courage and common sense, character and commitment.

Ours was always intended to be a citizen government. Our founders never envisioned a professional political class. They envisioned instead that leaders would emerge from agriculture or commerce and would serve their nation when she called them to do so.

To accomplish fundamental reform will take an understanding of the technology that is driving this century and changing our world. It will require an understanding of how the economy actually works. Fundamental reform will take knowledge of how bureaucracies function and how real change can be accomplished. It will take a return to the values that have formed the bedrock of this nation.

We must understand our role in the world – which is to lead – and the nature of our allies and especially, our adversaries. Like Hillary Clinton, I too have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe. But unlike her, I have actually accomplished something. Mrs. Clinton, flying is an activity not an accomplishment. I have met Vladimir Putin and know that it will take more to halt his ambitions than a gimmicky red “Reset” button. Having done business in over 80 countries and having served as the Chairman of the External Advisory Board at the CIA, I know that China is a state-sponsor of cyberwarfare and has a strategy to steal our intellectual property. I know Bibi Netanyahu and know that when he warns us, over and over and over again, that Iran is a danger to this nation as well as to his own, that we must listen. And unlike Hillary Clinton I know what difference it makes that our Ambassador to Libya and 3 other brave Americans were killed in a deliberate terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9-11 and that the response of our nation must be more forceful that the arrest of a single individual a year later.

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