Stanford grad and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is the target of social media outrage after she jumped ship on her alma mater.
Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today. #RoseBowl
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 1, 2016
Fiorina is campaigning in Iowa ahead of next month’s caucus vote. While many candidates use ethanol as the typical pander to Iowans, Carly chose the Rose Bowl. The reaction was quick.
— Simon Conway (@SimonRadio1776) January 1, 2016
Phony pandering that is not going to yield the desired result. https://t.co/JEAGX7KNwF
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) January 1, 2016
If the backlash wasn’t enough, the internet followed it up with the meme #carlycurse
LOL @ people tweeting #carlycurse about Iowa.
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 1, 2016
— Josh Falzone (@JoshFalzone) January 1, 2016
With Carly’s support the Hawkeye’s suffered a devastating 45-16 loss to Stanford and twitter found a way to measure the defeat politically.
Iowa has 7% of the points, which is still enough to beat Carly Fiorina in the caucuses. https://t.co/xEgC0hdccC
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) January 2, 2016
Alas, Ms. Fiorina is used to backlash over her actions. Who can forget the worst political advertisement EVER?