On all the evidence, she is a totally conventional corporate GOP Establishment sell-out (GOTNEWS' Charles C. Johnson, a Cruz backer who has denounced this choice "probably the worst move of his political career," has just posted a video of her "working with Jesse Jackson and Bill Clinton" on a diversity rent-seeking shakedown).
It is inconceivable that Fiorina could flip-flop effectively and help Cruz make the case for immigration patriotism, even if she wanted to).
In fact, Fiorina has other drawbacks that are obvious even to the immigration-ignoring MSM. While CEO of Hewlett Packard, she not merely made greedy use of outsourcing and downsizing, as Senator Barbara Boxer pointed out in devastating attack ads during the 2010 California Senate campaign, but she was a disastrous failure.
Needless to say, the MSM in its role as Leftist cheerleader has noticed this: Carly Fiorina for Cruz VP? The former tech CEO would be a disastrous running mate, by Simon Maloy [SALON, April 27, 2016]proffers exactly these points to Democratic opposition researchers.
My guess: Ted Cruz thinks he's lost. He's cashing out pay off campaign debts and, possibly, ingratiate himself with donors and the GOP's consultant class, always clumsily eager to play the Woman Card, for the future.