New names have entered the race to the White House, standing as potential candidates for the Republican party.
Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina, has announced that she is running for president, becoming the only woman among the many Republican candidates, who has so far declared she intends to stand for the White House in 2016.
Fiorina is considered to be by many as formerly one of the most powerful women in the American corporate world but she used the familiar media of television to announce her intentions while being interviewed on the ABC News’ “Good Morning America” show.
She said on the television show: “Yes, I am running for president. I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works. I understand the world, who’s in it, how the world works.”
While Fiorina may consider herself to be the best person for the job, according to Reuters, she registers near the bottom of polls of the dozen or so Republican hopefuls and has never held public office.
But she has already attracted warm receptions at events in the early voting state of Iowa where she is positioning herself as a conservative, pro-business Republican highly critical of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Fiorina isn’t the only non-traditional politician to make their intentions for the White House known as retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has also said that he is running for the top job.
Carson told a Florida television station that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and said: to WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach: “I’m willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America”.
Carson, who is very popular with the conservative Tea Party movement, is expected to formally declare his candidacy at an event in Detroit.
If he officially becomes a candidate he would be making history by becoming the first African-American to enter the growing Republican field for the party’s presidential nomination next year.
“Many people have suggested to me that I should run for president, even though I’m not a politician,” said Carson, who has never before sought elective office.
A report by Reuters noted how Carson was the first doctor to successfully separate twins conjoined at the head and he has developed a conservative following in 2013 after he advocated a flat tax, private medical savings accounts and other conservative policies at a National Prayer Breakfast speech that was attended by President Barack Obama.
Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky have already declared their intentions as Republican candidates while other potential Republican runners include the former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Currently the former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is considered to be the front-runner for the Democrats presidential nomination