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Is Carly Fiorina the Right 'Fireball' to Take out a Boxer?

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Hoping to oust Senator Barbara Boxer (D) from her long-held seat, Carly Fiorina (R) has released a video biography in the hopes Californians want to get to know this "5'6" fireball."

The LAT's PolitiCal summarizes:

Against the strains of soaring music, the two-minute, 25-second video provides a sunny overview of Fiorina’s nearly six-year tenure as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, glossing over the controversies that occurred under her watch before she was forced out by the board of directors in 2005. “She moved, she shaked*, she accomplished, first the obvious and then the complex,” says the announcer. “And she did it with a smile.”

But is this UCLA law school dropout-slash-former hair salon receptionist turned multimillionaire's (or, as her campaign bio touts, "a self-made woman") smile, cash, and "fireball" pluck enough to win over voters?
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*Kind of amazing, considering "shaked" isn't actually a word.