Here’s what Carly Fiorina’s team’s speech requirements were at HP

October 27, 2015, 3:04 PM UTC
Carly Fiorina Campaigns In South Carolina
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - SEPTEMBER 22: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to voters during a town hall meeting at the Ocean Reef Convention Center September 22, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Fiorina is a former Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard and currently chairs the non-profit philanthropic organization Good360. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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Carly Fiorina’s campaign for president has been based largely on her experience as an executive, with her argument basically being that her experience as CEO of Hewlett-Packard has prepared her to be President (or, maybe, vice-president.)

Though during her campaign she’s been well praised for her performance in debates, when she was HP Fiorina’s team had very strict rules for how her public remarks were prepared, according to a report in the New York Times.

A speechwriter at HP said that “the less she has to do with a speech the better,” was the rule for Fiorina, due to her busy schedule.

There were even rules for font. The first draft was to be in 12 pt. and be single-spaced, while the final copy was in 14 pt. Arial and double-spaced.

And she was even comfortable with a teleprompter, which has probably come in handy on the campaign trail.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said Carly Fiorina had her own rules for speeches. The rules came from Fiorina’s team at HP.


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