Sheldon Richman: Fiorina Is Not the Anti-Hillary

Fiorina may thrill fans of "private enterprise," but beware.


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Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina both hope to be our country's first female president. But these two women are essentially indistinguishable from each other and from their male rivals, writes Sheldon Richman. Clinton is a well-known champion of the all-state. And how about Fiorina? If you're looking for the anti-Hillary, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Fiorina will play up the fact that she comes out of the world of business. She ran Hewlett-Packard and held executive positions in other large companies. This may thrill fans of "private enterprise," but beware, cautions Richman. Corporate America is no place to find advocates of freed markets, as opposed to corporatism.