Skip to comments.Hume on Cain: Smoking campaign ad ‘sheer oddness,’ attacks on Rove ‘another odd thing to say’
Posted on 10/25/2011 11:03:45 AM PDT by mandaladon
On Fox News Channels Americas Newsroom on Tuesday, network senior political analyst Brit Hume attempted to make sense of recent odd decisions by GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, including accusing GOP campaign strategist Karl Rove of picking on him and releasing a web ad of his chief of staff touting Cains accomplishments while smoking a cigarette.
The unconventional web ad is sort of a metaphor for the Cain campaign, Hume said. You can never quite figure out what the guy is quite up to. You know, if he were a conventional candidate he would be campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire and working feverishly to raise money to do so. Instead, he keeps to a travel schedule which seems at times more designed to help him sell his book than it does to help him get nominated for president. The ad, I dont know what they think they can accomplish its only a web ad. You know, it may not see the light of day many places except that its sheer oddness means it is getting played right here on Fox. And what you get out of having some miscellaneous middle-aged guy smoking a cigarette and saying youre the right candidate is mystery to me.
As for the back-and-forth Cain has had with Rove, Hume said that was ill-advised and cautioned against giving too much credence to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll that gave Cain a four-point edge over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and a 15-point edge over former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Thats another odd thing to say, Hume said. Look, if youre running for president you dont want to get into a fight with Karl Rove. That makes no sense.
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Herman’s not following establishment rules, and it’s driving them crazy.
Inside the Beltway types don't realize that conservatives have been battling Rove for years. We WANT someone who will tell Porky where to shove his RINO amnesty-loving agenda.
FOX = RINO TV
FoxNews New York is “mostly” alright(-Shep and Hannity) BUT FoxNews DC SUX ASS! They are nothing more than a bunch of “inside-the-beltway” snotnosed BASTARDS!
..Brit has never been the same since his son died IMO...
What’s up with Hume? He used to be a sensible, stand-up guy.
Free publicity. Sure beats fund raising ;-)
The reason Hume doesn’t understand the attack on Rove is because Hume obviously doesn’t understand what Rove stands for, and what Rove represents to conservatives.
And that means that Hume is so far out of touch with conservative reality he might as well be out there in orbit around Saturn somewhere.
Hume & Rove began the attack on Herman Cain by calling Herman Cain, the flavor of the week!!! Well, the Herman Cain dude has been the flavor for the last thee weeks!!! What say you now, boys??? And....remember, you gents don’t choose the Candidate for POTUS in the Reublican Party, we the people do!!!
You can’t get more “inside the beltway” than Brit Hume. He grew up in Washington D.C. and went to high school with John Kerry at some elite prep school.
Attacks on Tokyo Rove are always justified, and it is customary to slaughter hogs in the fall anyway.
Haah... how funny... its all about getting folks to check out the ad, with a not so subliminal message touting personal freedom, slapping down political correctness... I love it!!
“Brit has never been the same since his son died IMO...”
That’s about it.
The ad will definitely go over well with business owners who have been forced to ban smoking in their establishments.
Cain isn't one of the media elite annointed ones and therefore, is readily dismissed.
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