Diversity is political word of the day as the first major candidates from two demographic groups announced their candidacy for the GOP nomination for President on Monday. Carly Fiorina became the first female to announce for the republicans, joining Hillary Clinton as the female candidate announced for the Democrats. Meanwhile, Ben Carson became the first major black candidate from either party.
Both are considered to be fiery candidates but with different styles. Carson is known for using a soft tone but harsh words, particularly when criticizing President Barack Obama. Fiorina is more aggressive in tone and has been pointing much of her ire towards Clinton.
This continues the trend of diversity for the Republicans who have two major candidates of Cuban-American descent in Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. The other side has Clinton but otherwise most candidates are white males.
Here’s the Tweet that Fiorina posted to simply state she’s running:
I am running for President. http://t.co/TiEAlrWpUc
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) May 4, 2015
Here’s what Fox News had to say about the announcements:
The two new candidates enter a quickly expanding GOP field, with another Republican — former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — set to make his announcement on Tuesday. Together, Carson and Fiorina add to the diversity on the Republican side; Fiorina is the first, and possibly only, female Republican in the race, while Carson is the first black candidate of either party to enter the campaign.