Carly Fiorina Tries To Explain Away Her Iowa Rose Bowl Tweet, Fails
Rick Chandler 09:54 am, January 05th, 2016
The first thing that a presidential candidate should understand is that words matter. It's 2016, White House hopefuls -- you have to understand social media, and that when you click that send button, it's forever.
So when Stanford grad Carly Fiorina tweeted on Friday that she was rooting for Iowa in the Rose Bowl -- an obvious pander move with the Iowa caucuses coming up -- she should have expected some blowback. But an interview with Dana Bash on CNN on Sunday, Fiorina tried to dismiss it all as a joke.
"Can't a girl ever have a little bit of fun?" Fiorina said. "That was a tongue-in-cheek tweet, which the people of Iowa understand, because I was asked over and over again in Iowa, having attended a Hawkeye tailgate, I was asked. They knew that my heart was torn."
With the tweet above, Fiorina unleashed powerful forces she obviously doesn't understand. Her naked political pandering not only jinxed the Hawkeyes (Stanford won 45-16), but according to the latest RealClearPolitics polling average of national surveys, she's at an average of 2.5 percent among the Republican candidates.