AMES, Iowa – The professional political class has failed, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Friday, Aug. 28, during a visit to Iowa State University while making a bid for how she could provide new leadership.
Only in America can someone like herself go from being a secretary out of college to leading the world’s largest technology, she said
The Ames stop was part of a four-day swing through Iowa.
“The political class has failed you, and that’s why I think it’s time for a different type of leadership,” Fiorina said.
Asked how she would grow the economy while creating more clean energy jobs, Fiorina said regulations to combat climate change will not make a difference if only the United States implements them and they hurt the economy.
She said she understands that renewable fuel standards are popular in Iowa but that she would phase them out if she were president.
Jean Diaz, a senior in management and marketing at ISU, said he likes Fiorina because of her experience outside the political world.
“Sometimes, being elected has nothing to do with being a good leader and everything to do with being a good poster boy, and she is not a poster girl,” Diaz said.