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Carly Fiorina - Position Changes
[Editor's Note: On Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016, Carly Fiorina announced the suspension of her presidential campaign in a Facebook post. She stated that "This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them."]
We are not suggesting that position changes are good or bad. We understand they are important to voters, which is why we have included them. We list the current position as Now X (Pro, Con, or Not Clearly Pro or Con) and the former position as Formerly Y (Pro, Con, or Not Clearly Pro or Con).
Now Not Clearly Pro or Con
"Look, all of us who know anything about it have known that you cannot have a successful bombing campaign unless you have special operations troops on the ground helping to direct that campaign. President Obama hasn't been willing to do that for political purposes.
It's also true that he has no strategy in Syria. He has no strategy for ISIS. And it's also true that when the United States of America fails to act, as he has failed to act, are options are diminished."
Source: The Week, ABC News, Nov. 1, 2015
"So we've done nothing in Syria. We really are sitting by when we could be leading a coalition of Arab allies to defeat ISIS. I disagree that we're at that point where we need to put tens of thousands of boots on the ground. What I do we do need to, for example, is provide King Abdullah of Jordan, a man I've known a long time, with the bombs and the material that he's been requesting for a year and a half instead of forcing him to go to China."
Source: This Week, ABC News, Aug. 16, 2015
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