People are allowed to change their opinions. It’s a natural part of life that experience and new information can get people to change their tune on certain things. In the case of Carly Fiorina, she was not always strictly anti–Hillary Clinton, having once described her admiration and respect for her in an interview from 2008.
BuzzFeed dug up the interview today, showing Fiorina discussing her support for the woman who is her current 2016 archenemy.
“I have great admiration for her because I know what it takes in some small measure to do what she has done,” Fiorina said. “She is obviously incredibly intelligent, focused, tough, determined, empathetic of all the tens of millions of people that she was trying to represent in her quest to become the first woman president of the United States.”
Fiorina went on to say that she felt empathy for Clinton’s run, and credited her with emboldening women to drive change and eliminate the double standard between men and women. She made it clear that even though she disagreed even back then with Clinton on numerous points, she had a significant impact on America’s women.
“Her run for the presidency was historic. She was a great candidate. She has helped millions of women all over this country,” Fiorina said. “Women of any political party owe a debt of gratitude to Hillary Clinton and I will bet that every woman up here agrees with me.”
You can listen the segment here:
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