Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and likely 2016 Republican candidate Carly Fiorina appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Monday morning to say that we need a woman as president, but not Hillary Clinton.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI:, MSNBC: You said [Hillary Clinton] does not have a track record of accomplishments, why do you say that?
CARLY FIORINA: She really doesn't. Yes, she’s had a lot of very impressive titles, but a position is just a position — it’s all about what you do in it, and I think her time in the position of secretary of state is demonstrably one that lacks accomplishment but that also has some real blemishes on it.
It’s a problem when you mislead the American people for a month about what really happened in Benghazi. It’s a problem when you believe that Vladimir Putin can be thwarted by a red reset button. I’ve met Vladimir Putin. I sat across the table from him; there’s no way a red reset button is going to work. It’s a problem when our relationship with Israel has deteriorated so dramatically, and it’s a problem when terrorism is on the rise, not on the wane as she and the president continue to try to convince the American people...
And just the fact that she’s running for president is inspiring to many women — I take none of that away from her.
But if we are going to have a real conversation about tapping the potential of both men and women, then we also have to be able to talk beyond gender, and talk actually about track record and accomplishment and policies, and I think that’s the ground upon which this debate needs to be waged: What are your policies, what’s your track record, and what are your accomplishments?