Demon Sheep and Democracy: Carly Fiorina's Gambit

Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, is running for the Senate in California as a Republican. In this mind-boggling ad she attacks her primary opponent, Tom Campbell, for not being fiscally conservative enough. Not only does it make Tom Campbell sound pretty good to me-raising the gas tax? Hell yeah-it is also just ridiculous beyond words.The ad hit the blogs yesterday and "went viral" as they say. The #demonsheep tag on Twitter (you'll have to watch the ad) is providing an endless stream of commentary. There's already one of those "Hitler is informed..." videos for it.There has been lots of speculation about whether the ad is simply terrible or whether it was carefully engineered to go viral. Have a look and see what you think.[youtube] a Carly Fiorina aide has said