What are the choices among those available?
When you look at the list of former HP CEOs you can see where Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman stand.
- CEO: Carly Fiorina (July 19, 1999–February 9, 2005; Chairwoman September 22, 2000–February 9, 2005)
The boldest risk taker and one with the longest duration in office is Carly Fiorina. The one that managed to produce better results is Meg Whitman. The trouble is that there is no shoot out in the Republican party between the best women prospects. Only one has come forward and that is Carly.
Still, let’s perform a side-by-side comparison and then compare Carly (since she is a likely candidate) with Hillary and Jeb.
- President and CEO: Meg Whitman (September 22, 2011–present ; Chairman: July 18, 2014–present)
“This List of Hewlett-Packard executive leadership includes chairmen, presidents and CEOs of Hewlett-Packard.
Co-founder: David Packard (President: 1947; Chairman: 1964–1969; Chairman 1971–1993)
Co-founder: William Hewlett (Vice President: 1947; Executive Vice President: 1957; President: 1964; CEO: 1969; Chairman of the Executive Committee 1978; Vice Chairman 1983–1987)
CEO: John A. Young (1978–October 31, 1992)
CEO: Lewis Platt (November 1, 1992–July 18, 1999; Chairman 1993–July 18, 1999)
Chairman: Richard Hackborn (January, 2000–September 22, 2000; Lead Independent Director September 22, 2006–)
CEO: Carly Fiorina (July 19, 1999–February 9, 2005; Chairwoman September 22, 2000–February 9, 2005)
President: Michael Capellas (May 3, 2002 to November 12, 2002)
Interim CEO: Robert Wayman (February 9, 2005–March 28, 2005)
Chairwoman: Patricia C. Dunn (February 9, 2005–September 22, 2006).
President and CEO: Mark Hurd (CEO: April 1, 2005–August 6, 2010; Chairman: September 22, 2006–August 6, 2010)
Interim CEO: Cathie Lesjak (August 6, 2010–September 30, 2010)
President and CEO: Léo Apotheker (September 30, 2010–September 22, 2011)
President and CEO: Meg Whitman (September 22, 2011–present ; Chairman: July 18, 2014–present)
Executive Chairman: Raymond J. Lane (September 22, 2011–April 4, 2013)”
Side-by-side, their resumes are incredible at showcasing excellent academic credentials. They are like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio on experience steroids? These Republican women are way more experienced that most, if not all, current GOP candidates. So what is the problem GOP? Can’t you see a gift horse filly when you see two before you?
Born Margaret Cushing Whitman
August 4, 1956 (age 58)
Huntington, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Net worth Increase $2 billion (est.)
Spouse(s) Griffith Harsh (1980-present)
Born Cara Carleton Sneed
September 6, 1954 (age 60)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Todd Bartlem (1977–1984)
Frank Fiorina (1985–present)
Alma mater Stanford University
University of California,
University of Maryland
Massachusetts Institute of
Mrs. Clinton has a stellar resume too. All of her experience is in government. Her track record as an elected and as an appointed official contains some serious missteps. Fiorina has some of those in the private sector which is why Whitman might be better at the top of the ticket. However, if Americans want a woman with competence, here are three good choices.
Of course, Democrats also have the hard working grassroots non candidate, Elizabeth Warren out there. They say that she is like the liberal version of Ted Cruz, but one might suspect Americans would warm up to her more because she is fighting for the Middle Class and Cruz is fighting for himself.
United States Senator from Massachusetts
Assumed office January 3, 2013
Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
In office September 17, 2010 – August 1, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Position established
Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel
In office November 25, 2008 – November 15, 2010
Born Elizabeth Ann Herring
June 22, 1949 (age 65)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Republican (Before 1996)
Spouse(s) Jim Warren (1968–1978)
Bruce Mann (1980–present)
Alma mater University of Houston (B.S.)
Rutgers University, Newark (J.D.)
Religion United Methodism”
When it comes to government experience and leadership, Elizabeth Warren is a standout, don’t you think? She has been a Republican and a Democrat.