As part of our election series, I spoke to Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard and the newly announced Victory Chairman for the Republican National Committee.
We’ve spoken with most of the top presidential candidates over the last few months to get their on record position on ten key technology issues (Ron Paul, Barack Obama, John McCain, John Edwards, Mitt Romney, Mike Gravel and Dennis Kucinich). On January 29, just prior to Super Tuesday, we made our presidential endorsements based on these interviews and reader voting.
Senator McCain is now the definite Republican candidate, and he’s staffing up to try and win the election. Bringing on seasoned business leaders like Fiorina is a good move. The question is, will her technology experience help the campaign cut into the big lead that Barack Obama has both in leveraging technology to spread his message and get donations, as well as defining appropriate policies on tech issues.
More at TechCrunch, including a transcript of the conversation.