Carly Fiorina Just Played The Gender Card All Wrong


Wrapping up her interview onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt with presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TechCrunch’s Sarah Lane asked a pretty common question for a candidate running for president — if you don’t win, are you interested in serving as vice president?

“Would you ever ask a man running for president that question?” Fiorina said.

It was an odd response to a question that interviewers would ask anyone who was running for president but had a slim chance of actually taking the party’s nomination. It’s a reason many politicians run long-shot campaigns, and one that could easily be asked of many of the male candidates running for the Republican nomination, including Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee.

In fact it’s asked so frequently that the New York Times referred to it as the “worst question” of the 2004 election because reporters asked it of John Edwards at every campaign stop.

Fiorina’s response was an…

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