Carly Fiorina: I’ll Decide If I'm Running for President in March or April

Posted: Jan 09, 2015 8:00 PM

Who is Carly Fiorina?

Well, for starters, she’s a hugely successful businesswoman who challenged Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in 2010 -- and lost by double digits. She also once served as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

Nonetheless, now that Sen. Boxer is calling it quits in 2016 -- and Republicans are over the moon -- is her former challenger maybe interested in the seat?

Not at all.

On the Hugh Hewitt Show Friday night, she confirmed widely reported rumors that she might have grander, and indeed more ambitious, plans:

HH: On a day like today, does it make you rethink even thinking about running for president given the complexity, the burden, the sorrow that goes with that office?

CF: No, in fact just the opposite. Because I think we have to have leaders with the moral clarity and courage to call evil by its name. And I do not think we have enough of that leadership. We certainly don’t have it in the White House today, and we don’t have it with our former secretary of state. And the longer we resist calling evil by its name, and doing what is necessary to combat it, the worse this will get.

HH: Now, what is your timetable, by the way, Carly Fiorina, for deciding whether or not to formally join the race for the presidency?

CF: Probably, I will make a final decision in the March/April timeframe.

“The centerpiece of my campaign, if I do this, will be leadership,” she added. “Leadership for our nation, which means having a robust enough economy where every American, regardless of their circumstances, has the opportunity to fulfill their potential and live a life of dignity, and purpose, and meaning."

"Leadership is about unlocking potential in others," she continued. "I bring a different experience to the table, a different perspective to the table, a different voice to the table.”

Later asked about her outstanding campaign debt from 2010 -- a potential problem, for obvious reasons -- she replied “it’s all been paid off.”