Carly Fiorina on Her CarlyFiorina.org Problem: ‘You Can’t Buy Every Domain Name’
Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, announced her 2016 Republican presidential campaign on Monday and revealed a brand new website at carlyforpresident.com. But while she purchased carlyfiorina.com, which redirects to her main page, she failed to secure carlyfiorina.org, which goes to a page that looks like this:
If you continue scrolling, you will see about 2,9952 more sad-face emoticons.
Today, during an appearance at New York City’s TechCrunch Disrupt event, someone finally asked her if she had seen the page.
“No, I haven’t, but I’ve read about it,” Fiorina said. “You can’t buy every domain name. Maybe we should have, but we didn’t.”
“Politics is a fact-free zone,” Fiorina continued on Tuesday, disputing the figures quoted on the site. “The facts of my time at H.P. are crystal clear and they are as I’ve stated them.” She added, “When you manage through a very tough recession, there are some tough calls.”
According to Fiorina’s press secretary Leslie Shedd, the dot-org page was created by Mike Link, Assistant Director of Digital Strategy at Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which is a supporter of the Democratic Party
“No wonder the website is ‘delighting Democrats’ — it was created by an arm of the Democratic Party last December. Looks like Democrats have been worried about Hillary Clinton’s most effective critic since last year,” Shedd said in a statement to MSNBC.
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