OKLAHOMA CITY -- From humble beginnings as a secretary in a real estate office, to the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Carly Fiorina told Oklahoma City business leaders that individual opportunity is being crushed in America.
"Crushed by the weight, the power, the cost, the complexity, the ineptitude, and the corruption of a federal government out of control and a professional political class that refuses to do anything about it," Fiorina said.
She said she has been asked if her female hormones should keep her from the oval office.
"Huh, can we think of any instance in which a man's judgment was clouded by his hormones?" she said.
Fiorina also said more money for the government is not the answer, calling for every dollar to be tracked.
"The federal government spends more money every year and has been doing so for 50 years, and yet the federal government never has enough money to do what it is supposed to do: build roads and bridges. We need more money. Secure the border? We need more money. Take care of our veterans? We need more money," she said.
With Fiorina now sitting third in most republican polls, she will be closer to that center podium at the next republican debate. That debate is set for Oct. 28.