HH: One name on many people’s lips is that of Carly Fiorina, clearly the most surprising story of 2016, skyrocketing into if not frontrunner, then near-frontrunner status, and making me look bad every single day that she does because of the book that I wrote, The Queen, in which I said that really can’t be done. Carly Fiorina, welcome back, I always appreciate that you’ve forgiven me my many sins.
CF: (laughing) Hello, Hugh, how are you doing?
HH: I’m great.
CF: You don’t need any forgiveness. We all make mistakes.
HH: We all make mistakes. It’s sort of like someone writing off Thatcher in 1974. Oh, she’ll never get out of that job. I feel like, really, by the way, are you a student of Thatcher?
CF: Am I a what?
HH: A student of Margaret Thatcher?
CF: Well, she certainly is someone that I have admired greatly. I have read her autobiography, and if I had time, I would read the latest book on her. But certainly, she’s someone I admire greatly, and always have.
HH: So when I go on cable and I say Carly Fiorina is going full Thatcher, you don’t mind that?
CF: No, I don’t mind that, although, you know, I’m also not Margaret Thatcher. I’m Carly Fiorina, so I’m flattered by the comparison, but I’m also not trying to be someone else. I’m trying to be myself. Continue Reading