Kevin Fobbs
Is Carly the 'Hammer' ready to knockout billionaire Trump?
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By Kevin Fobbs
September 23, 2015

Its hammer time and Fiorina might be just the one to deliver a decisive lethal pummeling to the Donald's poll lead. According to the most recent CNN poll, 'Fightin' Fiorina has blasted her way to the number two spot in the national polls, just scant points behind Donald Trump.

Her miraculous rise in the polls began last Wednesday when for three hours with sweat and popping off the brows of the GOP presidential combatants, there appeared to be one debate warrior who stood above the Donald.

At that Reagan Library debate, Carly Fiorina unleashed a stare that was worth all of the $10 billion Trump fortune, when she responded to CNN Jake Tapper's question concerning the Donald's Rolling Stone comment about her face, saying, "I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said."

While it is true one answer to one question in a 180 minute debate may not improve the political fortunes of most presidential aspirants, Fiorina is not typical. From the moment she fought her way to be on the stage at the main debate event she has been proving that the Fox Debate performance on the undercard stage was certainly no fluke.

It was all but fitting that the event was held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, because it brought to mind another iconic moment in debate history which event Ronald Reagan. It was Reagan who firmly reminded the debate moderator that he would not surrender his microphone and sternly pointed out, "Mr. Green, I paid for this microphone."

From that snowy New Hampshire debate day, the political fortunes of Ronald Reagan improved dramatically and set him on the road to capturing the GOP nomination and the presidency. For anyone who looked into the steely eyes and determined stare of Fiorina, it was easy to see that she was channeling her inner Reagan, and it worked.

Trump, was out trumped by her comment as well as the thunderous applause that followed. Perhaps history was indeed repeated and this time Fiorina had more than a steely stare to go along with her political determination.

While Trump sputtered in his responses to foreign affair questions, Fiorina not only stepped over him she actually demonstrated an incisive command of details and strategy that showed her stuff as a potential Commander-in-Chief.

Unlike Trump, who is comfortable with issuing platitudes which are entertaining and even enjoyable to his supporters, Fiorina showed her CEO qualifications that showed toughness and caring that the American public may still remember and hold fondly regarding celebrated attributes.

There is also another quality that Fiorina has been able to nail down successfully in her campaigning that has lead up to her Wednesday debate night performance. The growing numbers of supporters Fiorina have begun to embrace her style of standing on principle without using talking points. She is real in how she discusses her support for traditional marriage and her defense of life.

Unlike Trump and the other GOP debaters on the main stage she knocked it out of the park with her Planned Parenthood statement concerning the undercover videos taken of fetuses. She looked into the camera and stared into the hearts and souls of American 22 million viewers and stated, "Anyone who has watched this videotape – I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, to watch these tapes. Watch a fully-formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, 'We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.' This is about the character of our nation, and if we do not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us."

With that fierce look of determination Fiorina may have just had not only two Reagan-like debate moments, but perhaps she may have paved her way over Trump in the GOP race to the White House.

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Kevin Fobbs Media Bio: 05-21-2021

About Kevin Fobbs: Kevin Fobbs, a native Detroiter, is Chairman of the American Christian Civil Rights Movement (ACCRM), President of NAACP2021: National Association for the Advancement of Canceled People, Managing Partner of Ascension Entertainment Productions, and director of RTL Productions. He is a producer of the Holocaust-themed movie drama "Never Again," collaborator on the 2018 police documentary "Bleeding Blue" and producer/director of post-Civil War - World War II historical Christian southern civil rights drama "Johnathan - Living on the Edge of History," and Exec/Director-Producer of the film version of his soon to be released book a modern Christian fairy tale "Bernadine and Winston the Crooked Worm's Four Seasons of Life."

In the 1970's Kevin became a professional journalist and attended Wayne State University Law School. His written work has appeared in the New York Times and he has written for The Detroit News, The Michigan Chronicle, Clash Daily, Renew America, Communities Digital News (CDN) among others.

Kevin is co-writer of "Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count - Police Are Minutes Away In 2014 Kevin, together with his grandson, co-authored the Christian children's book "Is There a Lion in My Kitchen? " He is co-author of "Shut Yo' Mouth! How the Left Plays the Race Card to Silence Conservatives and How to Stop It.

He is co-host of New Right Network's "American Exceptionalism" and upcoming "American Correct" podcast shows.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

For nearly 40 years, Kevin's personal devotion to Christian conservative values and principles has guided his public service in both state and national government, as well as private sector and media leadership roles, including elected and appointed positions. The primary Biblical verse that guides Kevin is: Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

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