I enjoyed your article, Ed. I agree that Fiorina was like a breath of fresh air in the place of all tired talking points and political hacks.
I hope she capitalizes on her success and moves up. It is far more of a crap shoot in the GOP primaries than it should be since the Establishment crowd doesn't want anyone that won't play their game, the Religious right is doing their litmus tests for who is extreme enough for them to support, and then there are those voters that wouldn't make their way to polling booth in the last general election because Romney was a Mormon (and I'm sure they blame Romney for us being stuck with Obama), and there will be some this time who wouldn't make their way to vote for Fiorina in the primary because she is a woman. Oh, well. We'll see.
Huckabee said that if he were elected he'd issue some kind of executive order, or have legislation passed, that decreed that "personhood" begins at conception and therefore, he said, the 5th and 14th amendments of the constitution will apply to the "unborn." He claimed that we should move in this direction now because with DNA advances in recent years we know so much more! Someone needs to tell him about Mendel and his peas back in the 1850s and Watson and Crick's work in the 1950s.
(To be fair, I loved Huckabee's defense of the Fair Tax, but I know that even if he were elected, that would be put on the back burner while he worked away on his various religious agenda till he burned up all of his political capital.)
I remain stunned at those who are still excited about Trump, and that huge, cheering crowds show up for Bernie Sanders. I really have grown too old to recognize this country.