[caption id="attachment_136188" align="aligncenter" width="3407"] Republican presidential candidate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at a campaign event at New Boston Central School, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New Boston, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
With just days left until the top Republican candidates are chosen to participate in the first presidential debate, Carly Fiorina knows it is unlikely she will be selected to debate on the main stage.
Fiorina expressed frustration with the debate process rules, which she described as “unclear” in a conference call with supporters on Thursday.
Based on her polling numbers, Fiorina is more likely to appear in an earlier debate Fox News has reserved for the Republican candidates who are outside the top ten.
However, the lone female GOP candidate is not throwing in the towel yet.
“At this point in the process, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton… couldn’t win either,” Fiorina said on the conference call.
She is hoping to gain more exposure through connecting with voters as she battles other 2016 contenders who have higher name recognition and more influence in Washington.
"In the end voters control the process," Fiorina said.
The candidate claims she is always struck when voters say things like, "Thank you for answering my question," or "Thank you for being straightforward," and she says her willingness to be direct separates her from the rest of the presidential pack.
If elected, Fiorina would take a direct approach to governing as well. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO said she would use technology to poll the American people on policy, social and budget issues.
Fiorina said she would go into the oval office every week, tell the American people "to get out their smart phones," and vote.
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