Carly Fiorina was under attack by Twitter users on Saturday when she attempted to score some extra political points with the people of Iowa.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO tweeted that she would support the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Rose Bowl instead of her alma mater’s team, the Stanford Cardinal.
“Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today,” she tweeted.
Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today. #RoseBowl
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 1, 2016
Obviously, Iowa is a very important state to win for politicians and her attempt to score some brownie points didn’t go over well with the fine football fans of Iowa.
Here’s a sampling of the scorn Fiorina felt after making her ludicrous claim.
— Simon Conway (@SimonRadio1776) January 1, 2016
Phony pandering that is not going to yield the desired result. https://t.co/JEAGX7KNwF
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) January 1, 2016
Why would you root for the Hawkeyes? This is insulting to voters in Iowa (and everywhere). https://t.co/4UvjIGYSun
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 1, 2016
Love this tweet in context of Fiorina's main riff being against identify politics and Democratic pandering https://t.co/6LkZwucQxK
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 1, 2016
Carly Fiorina's presidential campaign: May 4, 2015-Jan. 1, 2016. Causes of death: Twitter, college football, pandering, Kirk Ferentz.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 1, 2016
Carly Fiorina just took political pandering to a whole new level https://t.co/VJGxyEnQY4
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) January 1, 2016
The Iowa Caucus will take place on February 1 and according to a recent poll, Fiorina is in ninth place in the race to win the GOP nomination.