That would be both Chris Christie AND Carly Fiorina – after really disappointing results (and blowing millions of bucks), they have dropped out of the race seeking the Presidency. TMEW asked me about Carly as she had boasted that she was going all the way as recently as last night; all I could do is shrug my shoulders and go “that’s politics”.
Ladies first – message from Carly:
From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for everything you’ve done for this campaign. For standing with me, for fighting with me. For your generosity, for your support, and for your faith. Thank you.
This campaign was always about citizenship—
taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I’ve said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I’m not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.
Our Republican Party must fight alongside these Americans as well. We must end crony capitalism by fighting the policies that allow it to flourish. We must fix our festering problems by holding our bloated, inept government bureaucracy accountable. Republicans must stand for conservative principles that lift people up and recognize all Americans have the right to fulfill their God-given potential.
To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.
As I have said to the many wonderful Americans I have met throughout this campaign, a leader is a servant whose highest calling is to unlock potential in others.
I will continue to serve in order to restore citizen government to this great nation so that together we may fulfill our potential.
Thank you again for all you’ve made possible.
And from Christie:
Oh wait – I didn’t get one. I guess it must have been the continued dust-up with his flunky Matt Mowers (former Christie political operative turned NH GOP Exec Dir flipped back to Christie political operative – so much for timing, eh?) over the NH GOP Platform and his refusal to put up the changes that the base made concerning personhood AND not returning phone calls and emails from techie NH GOP activists (like MOI!) who offered to do it for free since Mowers had made it clear that the NH GOP didn’t have the time / bandwidth / skilz / serving their political master to actually do something simple.
Guess my email got yanked from his eblast list.
Kismet / karma