If I wasn't a Fiorina Fan before Cruz's email, which I was and will explain below, Cruz's email listed a bunch of her accomplishments to persuade me:
"Carly is a Leader: a leader who understands that power never has and never will come from the government – it comes from the people. A leader who knows the principles of the Declaration and the Constitution because she has lived them – a life dedicated to the dignity of work, of our right to pursue our wildest aspirations – and to help others do the same.
Carly is a Fighter: a fighter who terrifies Hillary, and she will do the same to our enemies. Carly will fight for the American people with an unbreakable purpose of protecting every one of their rights and ensuring we hand our children and grandchildren a better America than the one before us today.
Carly has a record of Accomplishment: a record of both personal and professional accomplishment, Carly was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and she did it during the worst technology recession in 25 years. Carly saved 80,000 jobs and grew the company to 160,000 jobs."
The last accomplishment refers to her takeover of Hewlett Packard. Carly has been accused of destroying HP not saving it, but I was working on contract for HP right after she was replaced, and YES she did save it.
She didn't get credit for rescuing the venerable computer company while she was CEO, but as often happens the changes she made, which appeared to be failures at the time, directly resulted in the revival of good old HP.
When Carly took over HP was hemorrhaging money. She laid off a lot of employees, especially a cadre of highly paid upper management which saved the company a lot of money but made her a lot of enemies.
I worked there on "contract," which meant I was hired for a short term and received no employee benefits. While being a contract employee isn't very secure or lucrative, it is smart management.
HP's purchase of Compaq was also criticized at the time, but this opened up new channels of distribution and acquired Compaq's portable computer technology. HP is one of the leaders in laptop computers now.
The man who took over after Carly left was later fired for sexual harassment. In hindsight firing Carly appears to have been a mistake. I'm sure I'll get some anti-Carly and anti-Cruz comments, but this changes my position in the upcoming California Republican Primary, and hopefully we can forget about a "President Trump."