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Herman Cain 'smoking' ad wins NY Times columnist David Brooks' seal of approval (Video)
Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/29/2011 11:42:05 AM PDT by Rufus2007

New York Times columnist David Brooks often receives the scorn of many conservatives for taking positions contrary to ideology in the name of moderation and smart politics. But what did Brooks think of Herman Cain’s Web ad featuring his campaign manager smoking a cigarette at the end of it?

Brooks’ impression might surprise some. In his regular appearance on Friday’s PBS “NewsHour,” host Judy Woodruff inquired about the ad and Brooks all but gave it two-thumbs up.

“My heart melts for that smile,” Brooks said. “I just I like it. Everybody is going crazy, ‘Oh, it’s terrible.’ First of all, that guy Mark Block, that guy — I went into journalism to hang around guys like that. I thought it would be fun to hang around ne’er-do-wells like that.”

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Well, David Brooks is a bit of a d-bag, but --

Mark Block smoking > The pleat in Obama's slacks

1 posted on 10/29/2011 11:42:10 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Clever of both Cain and Block


2 posted on 10/29/2011 11:44:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Supermans cape/ya don't spit into the wind...and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: Rufus2007

All this crap—when Obama smokes like a chimney. You’d think the EPA would shut him down.


3 posted on 10/29/2011 11:51:50 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Rufus2007

I like the ad - in your face!


4 posted on 10/29/2011 11:58:01 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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Uh Oh! Didn't Donate?


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5 posted on 10/29/2011 12:04:48 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Rufus2007

Has anyone thought that Cain is trying to appeal directly to the smokers of this country? Smokers have been attacked like few other (besides Christians) by the nanny-state Left. The smoker here is also a symbol for not just smokers, but for everything the nanny-state has over-regulated, over-taxed, and persecuted.

The ad is brilliant. Just brilliant.

My only qualm is that the guy doesn’t appear to be much of a smoker. You can barely see any smoke he exhales.

(Full disclosure - I don’t smoke.)


6 posted on 10/29/2011 12:05:14 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Rufus2007


7 posted on 10/29/2011 12:07:38 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Rufus2007
Brooks approves?

Now I'm worried.

8 posted on 10/29/2011 12:11:09 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Eccl 10:2
The ad is brilliant. Just brilliant.

Agreed...can't remember the last time I watched a political ad several times on purpose. :-)

9 posted on 10/29/2011 12:12:42 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Rufus2007
Although I don't give a rat's patoot what David Brooks thinks about anything, it is pleasant to see a few folks smart enough to avoid the ridiculous apoplectic response to Cain's 'smoking' TV ad. Cain is running an unconventional campaign and while the jaded Beltway pundits, mired in their ossified politics-as-usual mindset, scoff and sneer, Cain keeps rising in the polls.

I've noticed that the leftmedia are beginning to pull out the old playbook and are resorting to mocking Cain and trying, desperately, to portray him as a loon, unfit for the presidency. Luckily for America, the left pretty much used up all their credibility with years of doing the same crap to Sarah Palin with absolutely no basis in fact, just hatred of a normal, striving American wife and mother who didn't toe the liberal line.

Few Americans take the leftmedia very seriously, anymore. The attempt to marginalize Herman Cain will fail. He is clearly intelligent, well-educated, personable and has a lot to offer beyond '999'. His rise in popularity is no fluke. He must have the Obama gang scared to death. A genuine Black man, born and raised in America. A man who worked hard and actually achieved substantial success in life, unlike Obama, a total phony.

10 posted on 10/29/2011 12:15:25 PM PDT by Jim Scott (on the 'Cain Train')
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To: Jim Scott

Well said—every last word of it!


11 posted on 10/29/2011 12:23:57 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: YHAOS

Seems most everyone missed this, along with Shields.

“thought it would be fun to hang around ne’er-do-wells like that.”

ne’er-do-well (plural ne’er-do-wells)

A person without a means of support; an idle, worthless person; a loafer; a person who is ineffectual, unsuccessful, or completely lacking in merit; a good-for-nothing.
A person who is up to no good; a rogue.


12 posted on 10/29/2011 12:26:11 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

Explains Brook’s love for 0.


13 posted on 10/29/2011 1:04:38 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: who knows what evil?

I love this Ad. It’s a direct stab in the heart of political correctness, and does a beautiful job of it. Kudu’s to Cain for the best Ad of the political season.


14 posted on 10/29/2011 1:18:53 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

I note that the ad has well over 1.2 million views on YouTube...of those; there are 6700 ‘dislikes’...probably from people who would like to see every smoker in the country euthanized.


15 posted on 10/29/2011 1:24:56 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Rufus2007

Only thing that would have improved it would have been him tossing a curly light bulb in the dump. He’d get even more votes from that, I think.


16 posted on 10/29/2011 1:26:00 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: mazda77
"ne’er-do-well (plural ne’er-do-wells)"

OOOK. Proof (I guess) that even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

( ^8 }

17 posted on 10/29/2011 1:39:40 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: who knows what evil?

I couldn’t even find it on Youtube. All I could find were nasty spoofs. I gave up and found the link on FR.


18 posted on 10/29/2011 1:40:43 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6VnTqpTqvQ


19 posted on 10/29/2011 1:50:24 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

Thanks. I guarantee it would have way more hits if it came up when the obvious key words were typed in. Youtube is a dishonest broker. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are purposefully making the real ad harder to find than the spoofs.


20 posted on 10/29/2011 2:00:43 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: bboop

Haha yes!


21 posted on 10/29/2011 5:45:48 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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