Carly Fiorina in Fox News 2015 GOP primary debate


On Foreign Policy: I know more world leaders than any candidate except Hillary

I think to be commander in chief in the 21st century requires someone who understands how the economy works, someone who understands how the world works and who's in it; I know more world leaders on the stage today than anyone running, with the possible exception of Hillary Clinton; understands bureaucracies, how to cut them down to size and hold them accountable; and understands technology, which is a tool, but it's also a weapon that's being used against us.
Source: Fox News/Facebook Second Tier debate transcript Aug 6, 2015

On Homeland Security: We get warnings about terrorism, but we must connect dots

It is disturbing that every time one of these home-grown terrorist attacks occurs, it turns out we had warning signals. It turns out some dot wasn't connected, and so the first thing we have to do is make sure that everyone and every responsible agency is attuned to all of these possibilities and symptoms.

We even had warnings about the Boston Marathon bombers, and yet the dots weren't connected. So we need to get on a different mindset.

Source: Fox News/Facebook Second Tier debate transcript Aug 6, 2015

On Principles & Values: I started as a secretary and became CEO

Q: You said "Margaret Thatcher was not content to manage a great nation in decline, and neither am I." Given your current standings in the polls, is the Iron Lady comparison a stretch?

FIORINA: Well, I would begin by reminding people that at this point in previous presidential elections, Jimmy Carter couldn't win, Ronald Reagan couldn't win, Bill Clinton couldn't win, and neither could've Barack Obama. I started as a secretary and became ultimately the chief executive of the largest technology company in the world, almost $90 billion in over 150 countries. I know personally how extraordinary and unique this nation is.

Most importantly, I think I understand leadership, which sometimes requires a tough call in a tough time. But mostly, the highest calling of leadership is to challenge the status-quo and unlock the potential of others. We need a leader who will lead the resurgence of this great nation and unlock its potential once again.

Source: Fox News/Facebook Second Tier debate transcript Aug 6, 2015

On Principles & Values: Conservatives see people as gifted by God;progressives don't

We have been debating right here the core difference between conservatism and progressivism. I am a conservative because I believe no one of us is any better than any other one of us. Every one of us is gifted by God, whether it is those poor babies being picked over or it's someone whose life is tangled up in a web of dependence.

Progressives don't believe that. They believe some are smarter than others, some are better than others, so some are going to need to take care of others.

That is the fight we have to have, and we have to undo a whole set of things that President Obama has done that get at the heart of his disrespect and disregard for too many Americans.

Source: Fox News/Facebook Second Tier debate transcript Aug 6, 2015

On Technology: Google should cooperate with FBI to fight cyberterrorism

Q: The FBI Director says terrorists recruit behind the cyber walls that are built by American companies like Google and Apple. Rand Paul says that the government forcing these companies to bring down those walls would be a big privacy issue. Which side are you on?

FIORINA: I certainly support that we need to tear down cyber walls, not on a mass basis, but on a targeted basis. I do not believe that we need to wholesale destroy every American citizen's privacy in order to go after those that we know are suspect or are already a problem. But yes, there is more collaboration required between private sector companies and the public sector. And specifically, we know that we could have detected and repelled some of these cyber attacks if that collaboration had been permitted.

Q: So, would you call for Google and Apple to cooperate in these Investigations and let the FBI in?

FIORINA: I absolutely would call on them to collaborate and cooperate, yes.

Source: Fox News/Facebook Second Tier debate transcript Aug 6, 2015

On Technology: China and Russia are using technology to attack us

Let me just say that we need to tear down the cyber walls that China is erecting, that Russia is erecting. We need to be very well aware of the fact that China and Russia are using technology to attack us, just as ISIS is using technology to recruit those who would murder American citizens.
Source: Fox News/Facebook Second Tier debate transcript Aug 6, 2015

On War & Peace: Ok to deal with Iran, but with anytime/anywhere inspections

Q: Critics of the Iran nuclear deal say that it puts America on the same side as the largest state sponsor of Hamas & Hezbollah, but our traditional allies, led by Saudi Arabia, have also funneled support to Islamic radical groups.

PERRY [Video clip]: I will tell you one thing: I would whole lot rather had Carly Fiorina over there doing our negotiation than John Kerry. Maybe we would've gotten a deal where we didn't give everything away.

Q: Are you OK with us being on their side?

FIORINA: Yeah. Sometimes it's a complicated situation, but some things are black and white. On day one in the Oval Office, I would make two phone calls. The first one would be to the Israeli Prime Minister that we will stand with the State of Israel. The second will be to the supreme leader of Iran, and the message is this: Until you open every nuclear and every military facility to full, open, anytime/anywhere inspections, we are going to make it as difficult as possible for you to move money around.

Source: Fox News/Facebook Second Tier debate transcript Aug 6, 2015

On War & Peace: Provide materiel to Jordan, & intel to Egypt, to fight ISIL

Q: Would you help our allies in the Middle East get nuclear weapons if Iran has them?

FIORINA: I would hold a Camp David summit with our Arab allies, not to talk them into this lousy deal with Iran, but to say to them, "what is it that you need to defeat ISIL?" You know, Obama has presented the American people with a false choice every time: "It's what I've done or not done, or it's war." It is a false choice. King Abdullah of Jordan has been asking for bombs and materiel. We have not provided them. He has gone to China. The Kurds have been asking us to arm them for three years. We haven't done so. The Egyptians have asked us to share intelligence. We're not doing it. We have Arab allies. They are not perfect. But they need to see leadership, support and resolve from the United States of America, and we can help them defeat ISIS.

Source: Fox News/Facebook Second Tier debate transcript Aug 6, 2015

The above quotations are from Fox News/Facebook Two-Tier 2015 GOP primary debate
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