After impressing in a debate of Republican presidential hopefuls last week, former HP boss Carly Fiorina's bid for the White House took an unexpected turn yesterday when she broke into song about her pet dog on national TV.
The former tech tycoon became second-favourite to win the Republican nomination following her performance against the nine male candidates in the second televisual debate last Wednesday which enthused viewers. She now has 15 per cent support, up from three per cent in early September, CNN reported.
Fiorina gave potential supporters a glimpse into her home life during her appearance on the Tonight Show this week as she regaled host Jimmy Fallon with an excerpt from a song she had composed about one of her two dogs for her granddaughters.
Fallon apparently wasn't sure whether to laugh or cringe as Fiorina broke into a verse from the ditty, set to the melody of Rock Around the Clock, the lyrics of which appeared to be:
"My name's Snick
And I'm lazy
Please don't take a walk with me
I'd rather stay right here
I want to lie back down in my nice warm bed
My name's Snick
And you're going to have to carry me"
Fiorina is now reportedly second in the Republican race behind Donald Trump, who criticised the 61-year-old's tenure at HP between 1999 and 2005 in last week's debate.
Trump said HP "is a disaster and continues to be a disaster", calling its 2002 merger with rival Compaq a "terrible deal". The fact some 30,000 staff were cut in the wake of the deal is the subject of mockery on a webpage, Carlyfiorina.org, set up in the wake of Fiorina declaring her candidacy.
Fiorina has previously defended her record at HP after similar comments by Trump in August.
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