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.