- The Washington Times - Monday, December 28, 2015

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Monday that President Bill Clinton is “fair game” in the 2016 presidential contest but that the focus should be on the record of 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“First of all, of course Bill Clinton’s fair game - he’s a former president,” Mrs. Fiorina said on “Fox and Friends.” “And as I recall, Donald Trump threw George W. Bush under the bus way back in September.”

“But you’re not going to beat Hillary Clinton by attacking Bill Clinton,” Mrs. Fiorina added. “You’re going to beat Hillary Clinton - I’m going to beat Hillary Clinton - by attacking her track record and her lack of trustworthiness. Of course she’s going to play the woman card. That’s what she does. And the way to deal with the woman card is to attack her track record.”

Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump have exchanged barbs in recent days, with Mr. Trump warning Mrs. Clinton about trying to paint him as a sexist given her husband’s past.

Mrs. Fiorina said she personally is never going to ask for people’s support because she’s a woman.

“I’m going to ask for their support because I’m the most qualified candidate to beat Hillary Clinton and to do the job,” she said.

“Yes, Bill Clinton is fair game, but my point is attacking Bill Clinton won’t defeat Hillary Clinton,” she said. “The only way to defeat Hillary Clinton is to attack Hillary Clinton’s track record.”

“Maybe Donald Trump has difficulty doing that because his positions on key issues like health care are so close to Hillary Clinton‘s,” she said.

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