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Herman Cain gets tongue lashing from CBS for cigarette smoking in ad
The Daily Caller ^ | 30 Oct 2011 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 10/30/2011 10:01:19 AM PDT by mandaladon

Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain got a tongue lashing on Sunday from CBS’ Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer over a much-publicized Cain campaign ad showing Cain’s chief of staff, Mark Block, taking a drag from a cigarette.

In a rare “editorial opinion” during the interview, Schieffer accused the former Godfather’s CEO of allowing his campaign to send a signal that “it’s cool to smoke.”

“Let me just tell you, it’s not funny to me,” Schieffer told Cain. “I am a cancer survivor, like you. I had cancer that’s smoking-related. I don’t think its serves the country well – and this an editorial opinion here – to be showing someone smoking a cigarette. And you’re the front runner now.”

Schieffer added: “And it seems to me as front runner you would have a responsibility of not to take that kind of a tone. I would suggest that perhaps as the front runner, you would want to raise the level of the campaign.”

Cain responded that, “We will do that Bob, and I do respect your objection to the ad. And probably about 30 percent of the feedback was very similar to yours. It was not intended to offend anyone and being a cancer survivor myself, I am sensitive to that sort of thing.”

The online ad went viral last week on the Internet and on cable TV for being unorthodox. The ad shows Block taking a smoke from a cigarette after asking voters to “get involved” in the campaign.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; fossilbobschieffer; hermancain; markblock; pufflist
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Cain responded that, “We will do that Bob, and I do respect your objection to the ad. And probably about 30 percent of the feedback was very similar to yours. It was not intended to offend anyone and being a cancer survivor myself, I am sensitive to that sort of thing.”...............What a nice response. Cain is a decent and honest individual, those are some of the many qualities I like in him.
1 posted on 10/30/2011 10:01:26 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Brilliant Guerilla Marketing move on Cain’s part. He’s gotten MILLIONS of dollars of free advertising from that silly little ad all for the miniscule cost of producing the ad and placing it on the internet.


2 posted on 10/30/2011 10:02:51 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions.)
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To: mandaladon

I bet the media would have really given FDR and Churchill heck too for their smoking habits. Oh yeah, Double down on that bet.. Schieffer , retire already, your last connection to reality was severed long ago.


3 posted on 10/30/2011 10:03:21 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Does not Dear Leader smoke a pac a day? Where’s the outrage, Bob?


4 posted on 10/30/2011 10:03:23 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking time on the government's dime...)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Cain doesn’t smoke. Barry does, but you don’t hear any complains from the liberal media.


5 posted on 10/30/2011 10:05:15 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

6 posted on 10/30/2011 10:05:47 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: mandaladon
"And probably about 30 percent of the feedback was very similar to yours."

Also, polls show that about 30% of the population are zombies. So that makes sense.

7 posted on 10/30/2011 10:06:17 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: mandaladon

What CBS et.al. are missing is that, smokers or not, the majority of us Great Unwashed are more offended by the painful, painstaking, Political Correctness that we are daily bombarded with, than we would ever be by the sight of a person smoking a cigarette....


8 posted on 10/30/2011 10:06:52 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Old Sarge

The real outrage is rich 75 yr old Bob hogging that high paying job slot instead of retiring and letting a 99 percenter with 100 grand in student loans get a good paycheck.

Wouldn’t you LOVE to see somebody ask him that?


9 posted on 10/30/2011 10:07:29 AM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL. CUE the pictures of the arrogant litle Won smoking.


10 posted on 10/30/2011 10:08:29 AM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Old Sarge

Old Sarge, spot on! I believe Republicans need to challenge the liberal media every chance they get. For instance Cain could have said something like, “There you go again Bob with your selective liberal indignation. You have never expressed outrage in the fact that our current president smokes. So shut the hell up!”


11 posted on 10/30/2011 10:09:08 AM PDT by rcofdayton
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To: mandaladon; BenKenobi; TheConservativeParty; NoGrayZone; Kartographer; justsaynomore; MNJohnnie; ...
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12 posted on 10/30/2011 10:09:48 AM PDT by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: mandaladon

CBS is always licking or “lashing” somebody with their tongues. Usually, they lick the ‘RATS while “lashing” the Republicans. Go Herman and Mark! Brilliant move!


13 posted on 10/30/2011 10:10:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: mandaladon
The proper response?

Well, Bob, if smoking is so bad, why isn't it outlawed?...Hint: tax revenue.

14 posted on 10/30/2011 10:11:02 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: mandaladon
In a rare “editorial opinion” during the interview, Schieffer


15 posted on 10/30/2011 10:11:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I guess some Occupiers are more 99% than other Occupiers.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

He just landed millions in tobacco money from the Carolinas and Virginia.

3 states Obama won in 2008 and states where tobacco is major income and jobs to thousands.

Brilliant!


16 posted on 10/30/2011 10:11:59 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: mandaladon
"And probably about 30 percent of the feedback was very similar to yours." I don't think Sheepfer even felt the knife! ;-)
17 posted on 10/30/2011 10:13:12 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Lazamataz

Oh, great. That’s gonna give me nightmares.


18 posted on 10/30/2011 10:13:47 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Old Sarge

I’m starting to think Obama is the real target of Cain’s ‘smoking’ ad. Afaik, none of the GOP candidates are smokers. Obama is. Sooner or later this fact will be front and center. Cain won’t rush it. The timing will be right.


19 posted on 10/30/2011 10:15:04 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: mandaladon
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You ain't heard nothin' yet!!!


20 posted on 10/30/2011 10:16:25 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

And the PC loonies are out of the gate. Go F yourself Bob.


21 posted on 10/30/2011 10:16:33 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mandaladon
The world is falling apart financially and spiritually and the MSM continues its most serious concern about political correctness.
22 posted on 10/30/2011 10:18:46 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: eyedigress
Funny thing...I don't even remember the first forty seconds of the ad...what sticks in my mind is Block taking a puff, the song, Cain's smile, and the campaign logo.

It's all good.

23 posted on 10/30/2011 10:18:46 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mandaladon

After all of this, I’m waiting for the eight balls in the state run “media” to come out with a “poll” this week that says Cain “only has a 5% name recognition among the voters”. LOL!


24 posted on 10/30/2011 10:20:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: who knows what evil?

The Ad to me just shows pure defiance and cunning to the MSM and the GOP establishment. It shows moxie. Bob is going the way of Olbermann.


25 posted on 10/30/2011 10:24:11 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

First they raised the price so high you couldn’t afford to buy them at the corner store anymore, so I started getting my cigarettes online and having them delivered by mail right to my door.
Then they decided to ban the sale of cigarettes online but NOT little cigars. So I switched to little cigars...which are actually less expensive.
THEN, in a move I am sure was designed to help the US Postal Service, they banned ALL tobacco products from being sent through the mail.
Fedex is much faster anyway.


26 posted on 10/30/2011 10:24:55 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: mandaladon

Bob Sheetferbrains


27 posted on 10/30/2011 10:28:43 AM PDT by albie
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To: mandaladon

Meanwhile Schieffer has no effing problem with 40 million young souls aborted from this earth’s existence for the sake of a woman’s right to “choose” (misnomer). Yet he castigates Cain because someone is exercising his own individual right to actually “choose”.

I forgot who said “...first, kill all the lawyers”...but he was off in profession. The very first traitors that should be dispensed with are journolists, news readers and ‘news’ program directors. Then, Politicians, then the lawyers.


28 posted on 10/30/2011 10:29:55 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon
I would have liked him to say, “We will do that Bob, and I do respect your objection to the ad. I guess you are not familiar with satire. It was not intended to offend anyone, just stick a thumb in the eye of the smoking Nazis."
29 posted on 10/30/2011 10:32:18 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: eyedigress

We all know the ad is not about smoking. It’s all about freedom and all the PC crap we deal with everyday.

What I want to know is why in these interviews Cain doesn’t state its obvious anti-PC message and just says its Block being Block ? I want him to defend this in your face ad to the liberal-fascists.

“Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.” Jacques Barzun


30 posted on 10/30/2011 10:33:19 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: MestaMachine

Tony Soprano and his goombahs can fill all your tobacco needs for less than they charge in the stores.

He can probably supply incandescent lightbulbs, Freon, top-loading washing machines and phosphate dishwashing detergent as well.

Hmmmm, maybe I could become the next Al Capone if I invent and market a phosphate additive to dishwashing and laundry detergents...


31 posted on 10/30/2011 10:34:45 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: mandaladon
"...rare editorial opinion..."

ROTFLMAOPIMP!!! It's going to take a looooong time to get the smell of pure 100% bullsh*t out of the Daily Caller offices after Pappas dumped that load.

32 posted on 10/30/2011 10:35:28 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Gaffer

Shakespeare

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/shakespeare-play-king-henry-vi-part-2.htm

Funny how nothing ever changes.


33 posted on 10/30/2011 10:38:11 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: MestaMachine

I also hear tell the corner bartender can hook you up with Christopher Moltisanti, who has a sideline ripping old 3.5 gallon toilets and shower heads out of foreclosed houses...


34 posted on 10/30/2011 10:39:52 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: mandaladon

But there Bob is, being a liberal and a Democrat on TV, sending a message that it’s cool to be a liberal Democrat despite the fact that millions have had their lives, liberties, and property stolen by liberal Democrats.

I’m outraged at the message you’re sending, Bob. Have you no shame?


35 posted on 10/30/2011 10:40:18 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: mandaladon
Schieffer added: “And it seems to me as front runner you would have a responsibility of not to take that kind of a tone. I would suggest that perhaps as the front runner, you would want to raise the level of the campaign.”

I think that Schieffer missed one of the major points of the ad. First, many are still talking about it. Second, the government interference and take over of personal responsibility is, to me, the major point of the ad.

Everybody knows that smoking is detrimental to your health, and is a cancer risk. But it is smokers who light up and put the cigarette or cigar into their mouths; they have the responsibility to make that (bad) decision. They do not need to be ostracized for their bad habits. Let us all get the government out of our lives; it is overkill for those who decide to smoke.

36 posted on 10/30/2011 10:40:18 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Old Sarge

“Does not Dear Leader smoke a pac a day? Where’s the outrage, Bob?”

Waiting for the video of brave bob dressing down dear leader.....


37 posted on 10/30/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: sinanju

You can buy phosphate at any Home Depot....or Walmart even Add a tablespoon full to your dishwsher and voila! Good for your laundry too.


38 posted on 10/30/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Old Sarge
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39 posted on 10/30/2011 10:41:39 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: nascarnation; sickoflibs
The real outrage is rich 75 yr old Bob hogging that high paying job slot instead of retiring and letting a 99 percenter with 100 grand in student loans get a good paycheck. Wouldn’t you LOVE to see somebody ask him that?

Ding, ding, ding - we have a thread winnah!

40 posted on 10/30/2011 10:42:03 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: sinanju

You try to muscle in on my phosphate turf and you could have a real bad accident, pal.


41 posted on 10/30/2011 10:43:35 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: A'elian' nation

He did say that. FNC (I don’t recall which host)


42 posted on 10/30/2011 10:45:09 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: MestaMachine

I used to order cigs online, until they banned it. I didn’t know they could be Fed Ex’d!

Thanks for the heads up!!


43 posted on 10/30/2011 10:45:42 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: SubMareener

Well, Cain DID forget to say “Bless your heart.”


44 posted on 10/30/2011 10:46:56 AM PDT by Politicalmom (I am intrigued and open to the Bush administration's amnesty proposal. -Rick Perry)
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To: sinanju
Beautiful...

You almost have to wonder if the Government works overtime to CREATE black markets.

45 posted on 10/30/2011 10:47:36 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: sinanju

Finnish aka Electra-Sol has phosphates. You will have to off them first.


46 posted on 10/30/2011 10:47:44 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I turned the channel when the slapping began. I have no stomach for lefties like Schieffer lecturing anyone.


47 posted on 10/30/2011 10:50:05 AM PDT by njmaugbill
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To: jivin gene

But Dear Leader is not smoking on TV, excuse me, internet. LOL! He was stunned and Herman just sat there with that little smile.


48 posted on 10/30/2011 10:50:47 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mandaladon

Now, if MSM would start taking issue with THIS ad (and play it endless times...)

A Failure to Lead
http://www.youtube.com/user/thehermancain#p/u/8/oZ0M_rEcHls


49 posted on 10/30/2011 10:53:30 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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Uh Oh! Didn't Donate?


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50 posted on 10/30/2011 10:59:31 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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