Last week Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. I did not follow the ousted chair of Hewlett-Packard’s effort to unseat Barbara Boxer for the US senate in 2010, a race that she lost handily. So I missed the fact that in her primary race against fellow Republican Tom Campbell, she ran an unintentionally hilarious attack ad against him, the one that has come to be called the Demon Sheep ad. It truly deserves a spot on any list of memorable campaign ads.
I hope she comes up with similar ads in her quest for the presidency because we need a few good laughs during that depressing spectacle. But given the increasingly crazy field on the Republican side, even something like the Demon Sheep ad may not stand out. I am sure that someone else will outdo her.