In 1992, independent candidate Ross Perot chose Admiral James Stockdale, a complete unknown, as his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking two good questions: “Who am I? Why am I here?”
Carly Fiorina, the Republican presidential contender who’s surged in recent polls of GOP primary voters, ought to ask those questions, too. For now, she’s positioning herself as a no-nonsense, successful corporate chieftain who can run government with business-like efficiency.