Karl Rove himself tweeted "Best rebuttal ad of #2010 so far ..."
The conservative National Review's Jim Geraghty was even more enthusiastic.
Nothing flashy, no fancy graphics, no Demonsheeps or folksy Alabamans on a horse. Just pointing out one really key fact that Susana Martinez’s rival, Democrat Diane Denish, failed to mention in her last ad. With one unbelievable unforced error, the Denish campaign just nuked their own credibility.
Here's what they're talking about:
A couple of nitpicks: The ad wasn't from the Denish campaign itself but the National Education Association, which is supporting Denish.
Also, according to The Albuquerque Journal, the man who was arrested is the ex-husband of the woman in the ad, a teacher from Las Cruces -- who says the guy got what he deserved.
Still, the ad is effective. It's refreshing to see the candidate herself talking -- not the usual attack-ad guy both parties use who sounds like he earns most his living doing voiceovers on horror movie trailers.
But let's not shortchange the Demon Sheep or the guy on the horse ...