The Gist: James Ledbetter on Carly Fiorina, and the cost of presidential campaigns.

Was Carly Fiorina Good for Hewlett-Packard?

Was Carly Fiorina Good for Hewlett-Packard?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
May 4 2015 7:03 PM

The Bottom Line on Carly Fiorina

She’s promising to do for the presidency what she did for Hewlett-Packard, which is the problem.

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Carly Fiorina is running for President.

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Listen to Episode 249 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, James Ledbetter from Inc. and Panoply's new Inc. Uncensored podcast sizes up presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. What was her impact on Hewlett-Packard, and does business experience translate to success in politics? For the Spiel, there’s a lot of money in politics, but is it yogurt money or potato-chip money?  

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