Newly announced Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina may have once led a tech giant, but that didn’t prevent her fledgling campaign from making a tech oops.
Fiorina’s campaign apparently neglected to register the domain http://carlyfiorina.org/ -- but someone else did and that person is hammering the former Hewlett-Packard chief on the number of layoffs she oversaw during her tenure at the company.
“Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain,” the site reads. “So I'm using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard.”
It continues with screens of frowny faces -- the 30,000 people it says Fiorina laid off.
Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager, Sarah Isgur Flores, said she was confident “people will find their way to www.carlyforpresident.com and find out why Carly is the right woman for the White House.”
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made a similar flub when he announced: he didn’t register TedCruz.com and the site read after his announcement: “Support President Obama. Immigration reform now!”
TechCrunch notes that Fiorina -- who will join TechCrunch Disrupt NY on Tuesday — “led HP through one of its most tumultuous times in the middle of the dot-com bust. Her campaign site touts her experience at HP, which, to be sure, was a challenging time for any technology company.”