In response to widespread criticism of Carly Fiorina's bizarre new Senate ad, the campaign has seemed to take a "Duh, that's why we made it" approach to dealing with the now-viral video that features robotic sheep and a trippy Darth Vader-esque voice over.
According to spokeswoman Julie Soderlund, who spoke with the LA Times blog PoiltiCal via email:
"... the Democrats are all out there attacking the video which is both predictable and fine by us since the more people talk about it, the more people watch it, which of course is the whole point."
It's not really just the Democrats who are "attacking" the video, though.
Assemblyman and Senate candidate Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) chose to capitalize on the #demonsheep Twitter tag, used by watchers of the video to broadcast nuggets such as "Hows the Tea Party convention going? Did they chase out all the #demonsheep ?"
DeVore purchased the demonsheep.org domain and posted on it a video of him mocking Fiorina, situated jauntily within a lo-fi site design that takes this whole thing to new levels of ridiculous.
Perhaps most alarmingly, a commercial producer tells the Fishbowl LA blog that Fiorina's people likely shot all of the sheep footage themselves, rather than using stock footage. Hope she at least didn't use any washed up liberal livestock from Sonoma County.
— Cynthia Foster