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Wed Aug 3 2016 10:49:30

Meg Is Voting for Hillary

By: Ina Steiner

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Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is no fan of Donald Trump, but she's now taken things further by endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for President. And she plans to put her money where her mouth is.

Whitman is a Republican who after leaving eBay, ran for governor of California and lost to Democrat Jerry Brown; she now heads Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

It's no surprise Whitman would not be a fan of Trump - she has been a staunch supporter of Republican Mitt Romney, who is a vocal critic of Trump. Romney was Whitman's first boss at Bain & Co., and her name was tossed around as a possible running mate to Romney when he was running for President in 2012.

Another former eBay CEO, John Donahoe, is a Democrat who with his wife Eileen has helped with Clinton's fundraising. And eBay founder Pierre Omidyar signed an open letter with other Silicon Valley tycoons speaking out against Trump, stating he "would be a disaster for innovation."

Here's Meg Whitman's Facebook post where she endorses Hillary Clinton:

As a proud Republican, casting my vote for President has usually been a simple matter. This year is different. To vote Republican out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidacy that I believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division. Donald Trump's demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character.

Trump's reckless and uninformed positions on critical issues - from immigration to our economy to foreign policy - have made it abundantly clear that he lacks both the policy depth and sound judgment required as President. Trump's unsteady hand would endanger our prosperity and national security. His authoritarian character could threaten much more.

Therefore, I have decided to support Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is clear to me that Secretary Clinton's temperament, global experience and commitment to America's bedrock national values make her the far better choice in 2016 for President of the United States. In a tumultuous world, America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide. I urge all Republicans to reject Donald Trump this November.




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by: DingDong This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 3 11:59:19 2016

Liars and thieves stick together.

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Wed Aug 3 12:17:31 2016

Trump & Clinton

Is this the best America can do?

WE'RE IN BIG TROUBLE

One's a NUT and the other is a LIAR

I'm writing in Joe Arpaio for President

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Wed Aug 3 12:23:32 2016

Meg's such a baby!

She didn't get her way so now she's going against her party.

She fits in Hillary's shoes. . .

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by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 3 12:46:17 2016

Meg who????????????

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Wed Aug 3 12:53:32 2016

You're mistaken, DingDong. Meg isn't supporting Trump.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Wed Aug 3 12:53:32 2016

You're mistaken, DingDong. Meg isn't supporting Trump.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Beanie

Wed Aug 3 13:02:44 2016

30+ years of lies and scandals. Yea, keep drinking the Hillary Koolaid.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Wed Aug 3 13:45:38 2016

It could be a lot worse (though Trump is about as low as you can take it).......Meg could be running.

People keep mentioning lies.  Politicians who lie?  Was someone expecting a politician to run who doesn't lie?  I think Carter was the last truly honest politician.

Ming, your dingdong comment made me laugh out loud.  :)  

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by: 27tcle This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 3 16:37:56 2016

Worst election choices ever. Will pencil it in this year. If it's lesser of evils, your still choosing evil so I choose neither! Enough said.

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by: mcposty This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 3 16:59:30 2016

Who cares what person meg or any of those ridiculous business people vote for, they are all idiots.

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Wed Aug 3 17:22:54 2016

It could be worse; we could have John Donahoe running for President!

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 3 17:24:45 2016

Rino

It's not like Meg is that smart anyway.... Thieving ain't easy!

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by: comments This user has validated their user name.

Wed Aug 3 19:19:16 2016

LOL she doesn't exactly make a very good endorsement the DEM's can have her. If not for her connections she would have gotten HP banned from ebay by selling hundreds of widgets they didn't really have (or care to sell that cheap) sparking 100's of negative feedbacks. Kind of ironic that the long time outgoing CEO oversaw an operation that led to the worst feedback I have ever seen in a major company.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ric

Thu Aug 4 00:45:50 2016

Meg Whitman single handedly destroyed eBay.

When she saw her failure staring her in the face she hired John Donahoe to finish the job.

Meg Whitman ran for Governor of California.  Californians soundly rejected her.

Meg Whitman somehow ended up with the top job at Hewlett Packard and has produced the same outcome as her stint at eBay as she runs that company into the ground.

Whitman's choice to support Democrat Hillary Clinton is something Clinton should reject by telling Meg to keep her endorsement as well as any donations to herself since failure follows Meg everywhere she goes.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Thu Aug 4 06:42:49 2016

Good post Ric. It does appear that Meg thinks that she's doing Hillary some kind of favor.

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Thu Aug 4 08:33:42 2016

@ Ric

Meg Whitman built ebay into the MONSTER it is.

When Meg hired in at ebay they had 30 employees. When she left they had 15,000.

eBay's market cap was about $100 million when she started at ebay and was at $30 Billion when she left.

I would call that a SUCCESS!

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Thu Aug 4 10:54:23 2016

Toolguy, Meg came in at a time when Meg herself said "any monkey could drive this train". She came in at a time of explosive growth.  She simply rode the tail wind. Nothing more.

Don't give these CEOs too much credit. They are rarely the ones doing the heavy lifting.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ric

Thu Aug 4 11:00:05 2016

@ toolguy  As usual, your alleged facts do not accurately reflect accurate history.

eBay performed better as a private company. eBay was a juggernaut BEFORE the company went public and retained Whitman as CEO.  eBay's best days ended with the hiring of Meg Whitman.

During Whitman's tenure, explosive growth became much less explosive.  

During Whitman's tenure, changes were made to policies and systems which caused growth to slow significantly.

The glory days of eBay started to fade once Whitman and Wall Street got their hands on the company.

By the time Whitman moved on the eBay marketplace had lost much of the momentum that made it successful when it started.

Whitman then selected John Donahoe as her successor.  Donahoe finished the destruction with his dedication to disruptive innovation.  

The only thing disrupted by Donahoes reign of terror was the chance of eBay making a comeback.

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by: rhawk This user has validated their user name.

Thu Aug 4 11:06:38 2016

....@the tool.....No, we just cannot have a savvy business man running the country can we.

A 3rd party vote is a vote for Hilary.....

420 time must be ALL the time.

Good grief!

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by: gizmo This user has validated their user name.

Thu Aug 4 11:07:33 2016

Oh yah , Hilary & JD had a luncheon as well. Hmmm , our country being run like ebay. Go ahead , vote for Hilary , then you can see what its like to live in a country , run like ebay.

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