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New Herman Cain ad: The smoking man
Hot Air ^ | 10/24/11 | Allahpundit

Posted on 10/24/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT by Nachum

Lots of buzz about this among political junkies on Twitter tonight, mostly of the so-bad-it’s-good variety. Is the image of this guy taking a soothing drag on camera after 40 seconds of ad-tastic exertion really that strange and transgressive? Cain’s campaign is all about unapologetic populist authenticity, and there’s nothing more unapologetically, authentically populist than defiantly lighting one up when the mood strikes, politesse be damned. As the man says, “We’ve run a campaign like nobody’s ever seen.” If you’ve got a problem with casual smoking during presidential spots, well, that only proves what an uptight establishment RINO you really are.

In the next spot, Block should have a smoke in one hand and a can of Schlitz in the other. And as the camera pulls back, there’s Cain next to him, eating a slice of Godfather’s and giving a big thumbs-up.

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And... in response, Axelrod will have an ad where he smokes a joint and Obama eats a Twinkie.
1 posted on 10/24/2011 6:44:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Great ad. Thanks for posting Nachum.

Mark Block must be a racist. /s

2 posted on 10/24/2011 6:49:26 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Nachum

What do you do, when you’re on fire politically, but still short on funds, and trying to keep your name out there?

Run a cheesy ass youtube ad that you hope goes viral.

It worked.

Go Cain!


3 posted on 10/24/2011 6:50:04 PM PDT by RockinRight (My train of thought has derailed.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Substance over style has a style all its own.


4 posted on 10/24/2011 6:50:26 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Nachum

“Obama eats a Twinkie”

Larry Sinclair will be in it?


5 posted on 10/24/2011 6:52:23 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Nachum

Well, this certainly won’t alleviate anyone’s fears than Cain doesn’t have enough money to run a formidable campaign. I’d rather see 15 seconds of Cain bashing Obama than this.


6 posted on 10/24/2011 6:53:24 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Nachum

Deliberate reference to the tobacco addicted Obama?


7 posted on 10/24/2011 6:56:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

Deliberate reference to the tobacco addicted Obama?


8 posted on 10/24/2011 6:56:45 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

HA! GREAT ad, especially the smile at the end!

GO! CAIN! GO!


9 posted on 10/24/2011 6:58:04 PM PDT by Tucker822
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To: South40

According to the Dims, practically everyone is a racist, especially if you don’t buy into their BS.


10 posted on 10/24/2011 6:58:39 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland ( Obama, President of the Democrats and Joe Biden, VP are the top morons of the DNC.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Beautiful!


11 posted on 10/24/2011 6:59:36 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

There is little buzz and Twitter is a waste of electrons.


12 posted on 10/24/2011 7:02:35 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I think I will send HERMAN some more money. LOVE HIM ! ! !


13 posted on 10/24/2011 7:03:16 PM PDT by oldsaw
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To: Nachum; BenKenobi; NoGrayZone; Kartographer

PING!


14 posted on 10/24/2011 7:03:45 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: Pan_Yan
I'm sorry, just WHERE is the "substance" in this silly video?

Look at the body language...........that speaker keeps shacking his head "NO", when he is supposedly speaking in favor of Cain.

And the smoking, at the end, is puerile and meaningless.

15 posted on 10/24/2011 7:03:45 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Nachum
Not the best ad I've ever seen, but I'll always remember it! Block taking a drag made me really smile (as I took a drag myself). And Cain's smile/laugh was just perfect.

It's simple and does what intended, everyone is talking about it.

16 posted on 10/24/2011 7:04:09 PM PDT by buschbaby (....not witty enough to utilize this space)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

According to the Dims, practically everyone is a racist, especially if you don’t approve of the abysmal job Barry is doing. They’ll look even more foolish making that argument if the Republican nominee is black also. :-)


17 posted on 10/24/2011 7:04:51 PM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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18 posted on 10/24/2011 7:06:20 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: Nachum

I love the sonf “I am Americaaa...”


19 posted on 10/24/2011 7:08:18 PM PDT by Grunthor (Poster may come off as abrasive, perhaps even rude. Consider this your warning.)
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To: Nachum

Brilliant ad. The age group that guy represents are the ones really peeved at Obama and the state of the country. The smoking emphasizes that they’re not politically correct. Brilliant.


20 posted on 10/24/2011 7:09:15 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Nachum

Brilliant ad. The age group that guy represents are the ones really peeved at Obama and the state of the country. The smoking emphasizes that they’re not politically correct. Brilliant.


21 posted on 10/24/2011 7:09:25 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: buschbaby

In addition to Math, Herman knows Sales and Marketing.....in fact, he owns these three categories.


22 posted on 10/24/2011 7:09:56 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: Nachum

Great ad. Love the smoking of the cig.

But on more important news...Let’s get some runs Rangers!!!


23 posted on 10/24/2011 7:11:38 PM PDT by JosephMama (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Cain 2012)
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To: nopardons
And the smoking, at the end, is puerile and meaningless.

Are they going for some sort of retro-chic, Mad Men vibe, maybe? Otherwise, I don't get it.

24 posted on 10/24/2011 7:12:01 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum
...transgressive?

Yes, thoroughly. This is easily the baddest political ad I have ever seen. I love it!

25 posted on 10/24/2011 7:14:07 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: nopardons
And the smoking, at the end, is puerile and meaningless.

Undecided smokers throughout the country prefer Cain in larger numbers than before.

You betcha.

26 posted on 10/24/2011 7:15:28 PM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: Nachum

And... in response, Axelrod will have an ad where he smokes a joint and Obama eats a Twinkie.

Obama is a twinkie...


27 posted on 10/24/2011 7:16:36 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Nachum

Will eating the Twinkie happen before or after Obambo snorts a line of coke?


28 posted on 10/24/2011 7:18:50 PM PDT by ImpBill (196th Light Infantry Brigade - DaNang PhuBai/Hue - Little "r" republican!)
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To: Charles Martel
I'm a smoker and I still don't get it!

I also LOVE "MAD MEN", but it is so far removed from that show that no, there is no "vibe" there; none at all.

The guy keeps shacking his head "NO" ( see what body language experts say about what that means!), when he's trying to be "positive".

There is NO substance there at all! It's just smoke and mirrors, with little smoke and no mirrors.

This thread looks like Obamabots seeing things that just aren't there in their candidate of choice; sadly.

29 posted on 10/24/2011 7:19:29 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
And the smoking, at the end, is puerile and meaningless.

Advertising people don't put meaningless things in commercials, even in Internet political ads. They showed something that caught peoples attention. No one has seen smoking in an advertisement on television in thirty years. Maybe there wasn't a message in there for you and that's fine. Ads are targeted to specific groups. The speaker in the video talked about running an unconventional campaign. They made an unconventional ad which broke an advertising and political taboo. Some people will now associate "unconventional" or "real" with the campaign.

As for the head shaking, it goes with the text. "If I DIDN'T believe that..." "We've run a campaign like NOBODY'S ever seen." and "Americas NEVER seen a candidate like Herman Cain." He's reinforcing his words with body language. If he was nodding during those sentences it wouldn't fit. Clever advertising.

30 posted on 10/24/2011 7:19:38 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: nopardons
Yup, but now he's aligned with smokers who feel like they've been put down for a long time now who are also conservative. Conservative, non-PC, leave me alone and let me live my life, type conservatives. I took that as a great big, “Come and get us” challenge. Loved it.
31 posted on 10/24/2011 7:20:27 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: Nachum

X-Files knockoff.


32 posted on 10/24/2011 7:22:25 PM PDT by marty60
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To: Nachum

X-Files knockoff.


33 posted on 10/24/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT by marty60
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34 posted on 10/24/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mathews

“Yup, but now he’s aligned with smokers who feel like they’ve been put down for a long time now ...”

Yo, that be includin’ some KOOLs smokers!


35 posted on 10/24/2011 7:24:07 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: nopardons
This thread looks like Obamabots seeing things that just aren't there in their candidate of choice; sadly.

That is how a cult operates, in this case it is the Cain cultists. Just remember, most of them are the same folks who thought that "I am not a witch" ad by Christine O'Donnell was great.

36 posted on 10/24/2011 7:26:52 PM PDT by jgge
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To: Nachum
Well whether you prefer Black Russians or White Russians, you have to come to terms with the fact that Cain's campaign ad is going to be generating some buzz. If you pay attention, there are some hidden messages in the spot. Kind of like studying the album cover of Abbey Road.

Remember that Beatles song that goes "number 9...number 9...number 9..."

It all comes full circle.

37 posted on 10/24/2011 7:26:58 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Pan_Yan
Look, I have been watching T.V. political ads for far longer than I'm about to tell you.....except to say that I do remember Ike's ads, from when I was a small kiddo. And I can tell you that there hasn't been one, not ONE, of them that featured someone smoking. It's just stupid !

No, shaking one's head no, means that the person talking doesn't believe in/agree with what he/she is saying. I truly doubt that they got any advice for this thing, but IF they did, that person or persons should be fired on the spot!

Sadly, I fear that you're seeing what you want to see, along with the other folks here who are claiming that this is a great ad.....which it isn't. It isn't even an ad!

I asked you what the "substance" in the ad is. You didn't tell me. I'd still like to know, so please give it another try.

38 posted on 10/24/2011 7:28:16 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Nachum
And... in response, Axelrod will have an ad where he smokes a joint and Obama eats a Twinkie.

"Twinkie?"

Was that the guy's name in the pic of O'Bummer sitting with some dude on a couch with luv in his eyes or was it lust? lol

39 posted on 10/24/2011 7:28:36 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Nachum

40 posted on 10/24/2011 7:29:48 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: Nachum

41 posted on 10/24/2011 7:32:42 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: nopardons

cognitive dissonance, which is taught in mass media schools
it will be remembered and people will think about it and try and resolve it, you did. Good Ad a return to days before the govt redtricted parts of our lives and are trying to even restrict what we eat now..


42 posted on 10/24/2011 7:33:21 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: nopardons
Sadly, I fear that you're seeing what you want to see, along with the other folks here who are claiming that this is a great ad

And your opinion of Herman Cain is well known, so the same rule applies. Like I said, ads are targeted to specific groups. It didn't appeal to some people, including you. It did appeal to other people, including me. That doesn't make you wrong or me right. The effectiveness of an advertisement is very subjective.

43 posted on 10/24/2011 7:35:46 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: nopardons

You’re very concerned about this ad.


44 posted on 10/24/2011 7:37:44 PM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: Mathews
What utter codswallop!

I am a Conservative.

I am a smoker.

I'm probably THE biggest hater of PC crapola you'll ever meet!

And I thought that the ad was STUPID; banal, inane, puerile, and extremely badly done! This is THE BLAIR WITCH whatever of kinda, sorta, can this really be a political ad ever done!

I want to like Cain, but he's NOT doing anything at all to make me want to vote for him and a whole lot of things making me NOT want to vote for him.

I won't vote for Romney........EVERY and nobody else is doing it for me either.

Read this thread.......Cain supporters love it and that's it. He had you all at "hello". That's just NOT going to work on the undecideds.

45 posted on 10/24/2011 7:38:42 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
What utter codswallop!

You're talking to Cain supporters. What is "codswallop?" We don't speak "faggot" here.

46 posted on 10/24/2011 7:41:36 PM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: Chunga
WRONG !
47 posted on 10/24/2011 7:42:34 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
WRONG !

Prove it, concerned one.

48 posted on 10/24/2011 7:45:11 PM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: jgge

The “I AM NOT A WITCH” made far more sense, actually; though it too was a dumb ad.


49 posted on 10/24/2011 7:45:27 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: dynachrome; Nachum
Nachum ~ Obama eats a Twinkie

dynachrome ~ Larry Sinclair will be in it?

No silly, Larry is far too old to be a Twinkie...

50 posted on 10/24/2011 7:49:15 PM PDT by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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