February 8th, 2010
12:47 PM ET

The weirdest campaign ad ever?

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David Frum
CNN Contributor

The weirdest campaign ad of this season - maybe any season - debuted on the Internet this past week. The ad has been nicknamed, "Demon Sheep," and can be viewed here.

The ad is an opening salvo in what will could prove the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history. The incumbent, Barbara Boxer, has always been the less popular of California's two Democratic senators. Boxer now looks vulnerable. Two Republicans declared early for the nomination against Boxer: state Sen. Chuck DeVore and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

Fiorina took an early lead. But her performance on the campaign trail disheartened many of her supporters. Worse, Fiorina never developed a good answer to the questions about her business career. Portfolio magazine had dubbed Fiorina one of the 20 worst CEOs of all time after a disastrous merger with Compaq.

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  1. Tim Gibson

    As a registered Dem. in CA I would as soon vote for a stack of sticks as for Boxer. As well, the Chicago connection is seldom a worthy tie regarding the Campbell record laced with the to often heard problem with inheritance as an excuse. Responsibility would be to not accept the hazard of a "budget" presented by our CA elected leadership when it is not balanced.

    As well, 3 strikes is not the problem, it is the over inflated expense of running the CA correctional institutions on top of the fact that illegal immigrants remain an open market problem due to unsecured borders and fear of our leadership in enforcement of immigratition laws.

    We are struggling here in CA, there is not doubt about that and much of the problem is with Pelosi and Boxer, but there is enough blame to go around the table more than once. Getting beyond the blame game to responsibility, to addressing the problems created by our leadership will be the challenge at the polls in the coming storm.

    February 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm |