|Today is a example of the power of media. When I looked at the candidates who will be in the debate tonight and saw that Fiorina was left out, I thought, “For goodness sake, people will think this is a perfect example of gender bias in the Republican party.” After stewing a bit, I had second thoughts, and realized it not the Republicans who determined the line-up, it is ABC.
Now why would ABC leave her off? Probably because they knew women all over America would think the same thing I thought. It will really cost the Republicans a lot of women’s votes. Well, yes, that’s true. ABC, that’s a dirty trick. ABC says she didn’t meet the criteria. Who set the criteria? I assume ABC.
My mind keeps working. Besides the Democrats, who else benefits? Hillary! Big time. ABC is afraid to give Fiorina the platform. Too many people will compare her to Hillary. When women think that way, the comparison isn’t even close. Many would choose Fiorina over Hillary. Most women want a good president, even more than they care about party loyalty. At least I hope so.
Let’s think some more. When did the Republicans find out Fiorina will not be on the stage? They weren’t sure until this morning after they were committed. If they had known earlier, perhaps one of the them would have said, “Count me out, I will not be there if Fiorina is not invited.” Who might have done that? Carson, perhaps? Sweet, loving, fair Carson.
Or maybe Trump? He could have gained a lot for such a maneuver. It would have squelched his blundering remark about Fiorina’s face. Sounds very Trumpish. That’s the reason Trump resonates with a lot of people. Of course, he didn’t do that. ABC didn’t give him that option.
And for all those who only think on the surface, we will hear, “I’m not going to vote Republican. They are just anti-woman, and this proves it.”
I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
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