The Campaign Spot

That’s No Moon . . . That’s a California Senator!

My full assessment of the latest video from the Carly Fiorina campaign – the one that brought you the unforgettable Demonsheep — can be found in the Morning Jolt. But bottom line, if creativity won races, Fiorina would not be trailing.

A lot of campaigns release videos less than eight minutes long that are stupefyingly predictable: The candidate with his jacket over the shoulder, the grainy slow-mo footage of the opponent, the nodding to a constituent’s tale of woe, the wearing of the hard hat at a construction site. Team Carly has figured out that I’ll watch for eight minutes, just to see what happens to Barbara Boxer’s head.

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