Hot Air: From the People Who Brought You DemonSheep

by Sal on March 16, 2010

in Election 2010,Politics

From the makers of the infamous Demonsheep ad:  this isn’t Hot Air the blog, but a 7+ minute campaign video featuring Barbara Boxer as a blimp.  No, not a horrifically overweight person, but an actual, flying blimp.  I have to admit, I was glued to my screen for the full 7 minutes, wanting to see exactly what was going to happen to Babs the Blimp.  Some great imagery is used to describe Boxer – nails on a chalkboard, a hopelessly deflating blimp, and some of her speeches that just don’t make sense.

I don’t know if this video will have any effect (7-minute campaign ads rarely do) but you gotta give the Fiorina people credit for thinking outside the box.  Overall, a better effort than the Demonsheep ad, although not quite as memorable, and still a bit on the odd side, which makes me question exactly what the Fiorina people are smoking when they come up with these ads.

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Chris March 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm

This ad is very, very creative and I think it could and should be edited and cut up to fit the 30 second to one minute format of most paid ads. I honestly cannot stand to listen to Barbara Boxer talk, so the ad of her inflated head, ugly face and screechy voice floating over the US was very effective.

Only thing, they missed two opportunities the witch had given them:

1- The Harry Alford dustup (note: he called her ma’am and I love Glenn Beck’s whole dessert thing when he talked about this on his show!)

2-The fact that her “don’t call me ma’am” dust-up made Vince Flynn’s latest novel, “Pursuit of Honor.” (chapter 50)


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