You gotta hand it to Carly Fiorina. Love her or hate her, you can’t help watching her Internet-only ad, and that’s what campaign ads are all about—getting eyeballs. Described as everything from an SNL skit to what would happen if the kid from The Omen directed an episode of Teletubbies, it’s already gotten 375,000 hits in Youtube, and the number keeps going up and up.
The ad is aimed against local guy Tom Campbell, another Republican, which can only leave people wondering what’s up Fiorina’s sleeve if she wins the race and takes on Barbara Boxer (possibly something with a 666 tattoo?). The video opens with a pastoral scene of sheep grazing peacefully in a California pasture. Purity … Piety … Our fiscal conservative leaders (is she suggesting that they are sheep?). One of these sheep is Tom Campell, “who would never lead us astray, his pedestal so high.” But is Tom Campbell really a conservative? No, we soon find out. He is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing (or rather an actor dressed like a wolf in sheep’s clothing). Worst of all, he is a FCINO (fiscal conservative in name only).
Julie Soderlund, who is running the campaign, says it has been “energized” by the response to the ad: could she be hinting that the next one stars the Energizer Bunny defeating King Kong?
Whatever it is, it will definitely be worth watching. “We can expect to see equally if not more shocking Web-based ads or videos coming from our campaign moving forward,” Soderland said. Which can only leave people wondering, who’s the real FCINO (“effing crazy in name only”)?
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