Political campaigns today seem to be entirely based on promises and self-promotion, rather than track record.
In the case of Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, she is actually basing her qualifications on her experience as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, one of California's largest and most prestigious corporations. Unfortunately, what Carly isn't saying (and that the press largely ignores) is that she was a dismal failure, and was fired by the HP board of directors.
Condé Nast Portfolio rated Fiorina the 19th worth American CEO of all time. InfoWorld rated her one of the 25 All-Time Top Flops in the tech industry.
Please read about Carly Fiorina's record of Failure at HP, and read what HP employees say about Carly Fiorina.