When a candidate is behind in the polls it’s time for a bold move, and Carly Fiorina is pulling a bold one today. She held a news conference outside of the the Columbia, S.C. Marriott at noon on Wednesday. What makes the move so bold is that inside that same hotel, Hillary Clinton was hosting a campaign event and if she holds to tradition the only one who will be answering questions from the press will be Fiorina.

Fiorina took reporter questions for about ten minutes.  She criticized Clinton as a career politician and in response to a reporter question, addressed the equal pay for women issue (see video below)
Clinton is the personification of the professional political class, We need a nominee who can ask her these questions, said Fiorina.

Indeed when Ms. Clinton first ran for the Senate, her opponent’s over step approaching Hilliary’s podium during a debate was seen as a man bullying a woman. Its an issue that all the male candidates must be careful with. But Fiorina is the perfect Hillary “hitman.”

As for Fiorina’s move today, it was brilliant, but it can only be done once.   It will be interesting to see what she does next.

Below is a clip from her presser outside the Marriott.

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