Before beginning this editorial . . . Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, for which I will convey to all Conservative Canadians and Americans, as to how THANK FULL I am for the people who read these editorials and pass them on.
I’ve written, that this campaign to win the Republican Nomination is a long Political Process, where our favorites are going to change multiple times. And what makes the long campaign really great . . . is that it is almost impossible for people who wish to be President, to hide their serious flaws forever.
But, for someone like me, who is fascinated with the American political process and the candidates, who really wants to get some skin in the game, I did the next best thing, and asked a close friend of mine who lives in the US, who is as much a political JUNKIE as I am, to write a check of $100 to Carly Fiorina.
Therefore, I didn’t break the law. My friend didn’t break the law, and Carly Fiorina enjoyed a benefit.
Fiorina is the FIRST candidate I asked an American friend to donate to, but she will not be the last. AND BEFORE SOME OF YOU START GIVING ME THE GEARS with this Moslem Pagan Moon-God Crap, and her alleged failure at HP . . . I’ve changed my opinion of Fiorina, but for JUST ONE REASON, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the aforementioned.
There is no question in my mind that Fiorina is REALLY SMART and exceptionally TOUGH. She speaks better than most people could dream to speak. She has a tremendous capacity to arrange and convey her thoughts, and a command of the issues . . . BUT.
I’ve also been an Independent Candidate in Canadian Elections, which didn’t end well for me at the polls. But no matter how poorly I had ever done, I can stand with my head held really high in the knowledge that I always did the best I could, and pulled-out all the stops, including financing.
AND I NEVER HELD ANYTHING BACK.
If a campaign is long enough, and enough people really DIG DEEPLY, a whole bunch of truths come out, even those truths made public by pundits and campaign opponents on either side of the debate, many of whom I have ZERO respect for.
BUT NONETHELESS . . . TRUTH IS THE TRUTH.
After Fiorina’s hard fought Senatorial Battle against Barbara Boxer, in the last California Senate Election, she owed a great deal of CAMPAIGN MONEY to workers, product companies, service suppliers, and herself . . . SHE SHE PAID HERSELF FIRST!
AS BUSINESS PEOPLE – MY WIFE AND I never put ourselves before the people who worked for us. When the compay didn’t have money to meet the payroll, we went to the bank to borrow through the cash machines on our PERSONAL credit cards. We went for long periods of time without taking incomes, worrying about paying our personal bills and putting food on the table.
BUT WE NEVER – EVER MISSED A PAY-DAY FOR OUR EMPLOYEES:
And given the money I owed to sign-makers, the media, and whomever else I depended upon for services and products I needed to campaign, I BORROWED the money I needed to pay them-back right after the campaign, rather than stringing them out for as long as I could.
SO . . . WHEN I JUST LEARNED, that Fiorina, who is worth a great deal of money, paid herself FIRST, before she paid the people who worked for her, and just recently paid the balance of what she owed before getting into this campaign – SHE PROVED TO ME THAT SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE MORAL COMPASS THAT MEETS MY CRITERIA.
And that is very sad indeed.
But that’s not possible, so I guess I’m going to have to ask another American Friend to write a check, because I can’t.
So . . . anyone who thinks that a long drawn-out ROCK’EM-SOCK’EM POLITICAL STREET-FIGHT, where no quarter is asked, and none given, doesn’t have merit . . . Think again.
TO ME . . . VALUES are at the top of my criteria for choosing a leader. If a wealthy woman like Fiorina puts herself FIRST ahead of the people who provided her with services, I am certain that she will do the same thing with the commitments she promises to the people who will vote for her.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov