Skip to comments.Herman Cain releases bizarre advert [chief of staff smoking a cigarette as "I am America" plays]
Posted on 10/25/2011 3:01:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The spot was posted on October 19th, according to its YouTube page, but because it was unlisted on Cain's main YouTube page it seems to have gone undiscovered until now. There has been some speculation online that the spot is a hoax, but the Cain campaign late Monday night confirmed to CBS News that it is legitimate.
A campaign official said that the video was "just Block being Block." But it's unclear what the campaign planned to do with the video, whether it was intended to be an ad, or why it wasn't publicly available on Cain's page with his other videos.
Intentionally or not, the ad brings to mind Cain's history opposing smoking bans as a lobbyist with the National Restaurant Association, which the New York Times recently reported out.
(Excerpt) Read more at newstatesman.com ...
Personal freedom. It’s become a foreign term in the past several years.
Oh, well, I guess it’s time for everyone to get behind the corrupt, stammering, boob from Texas.
People smoke. I am against the nanny state - real and celluloid.
It’s a slick ad:
Wow, it’s not the smoke blown out at the end that gets me, but that “smile” by Cain at the end is downright creepy. Hope they don’t show this ANYWHERE.
Loved it, an in your face to the politically correct anti-smoking nanny staters..As Cain says, its time for some in America to get a sense of humor...
Krista Branch “I Am America”
It's a repudiation of political correctness.
the look of confidence has become foreign?
Couldn’t be any worse that those nauseating photos you guys run of the big he-man Perry looking off into the middle distance as if trying to conjure up...a thought.
Thanks for posting! I actually LOVE this ad. It’s real, and it’s simple...
As for it being “artsy”? I was expecting something like an Andy Warhol painting, or perhaps a Peter Max inspired ad... THAT is “artsy”.
Amazing that instead it was someone just being themself. Being real. Being honest... I guess that would be bizarre if you’re used to plastic smiles, plastic hair, and poll-based scripted speech.
Actually, this might be the start of a BRILLIANT ad campaign... WHY? Because I am an American, too... And, so is the spirit of the majority of people in this country still (believe it or not).
I think it has a wonderful message, frankly... Be yourself. Stand up for what you believe in — put the “YOU” back in the USA. TOGETHER we can stand UNITED, and fix the damage that has been wrought - and actually fight for our country instead of rolling over and settling for the same as we’ve always had...
Absolutely LOVE it! GO CAIN GO!
(Incidentally, this is the same slogan my husband and I thought up while working on a national campaign back in 2000... The candidate didn’t use it at the time, but I’m glad it’s still out there in the ether, and that someone picked up on that same spirit even if it did take 11 years to come back around... Pretty dang cool, IMHO.)
I suppose he should have jabbered with some professor and a gagged and bound white cop while they drank beer along with thier Happy Meals with apples instead of fries?
The ad was pretty odd but the guy smoking was probably the only cool part about it (and I don’t smoke).
that smoke smells like individual freedom.(being an ex smoker for 35 years now, I don't like the smell of cigarette smoke...but I do like the freedom to be able to...)
but my question is...... will the vast nannystate middle/independents like it??? It might be a bit too much for their feeble minds...and that very same middle will put the next president into office...perhaps Cain should have danced around it a bit?? I just don't know.
I don’t smoke but I like it!
That’s it, that’s IT. #WeCantWait to report all of you jackwagons to Attaaack Waaaatch.
This Herman Cain ad is a lot stranger and a lot better.
lol, I dunno it’s purpose, but I liked it. Maybe an in your face, Obama you commie bastid, I’m the real deal black American who can do the job, kinda thing.
I actually loved the smoke blowing at the end and then Cain’s best smile. Maybe they were just playing around when they put it together, and then saw the irony of it. Don’t think it’s worth expensive tv time, but a priceless Youtube grab.
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