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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Look, if youre running for president as a conservative you're going to get into a fight with Karl Rove.
Or maybe it's time for Cain to start behaving more seriously. Cain's ad WAS juvenile if not plain nuts---and we just don't need anymore of either.
Myth and Perry are their own reality TV show
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No. It started when Sarah Palin tagged Herman w/ that 'flavor of the week' comment.
“FOX = RINO TV”
Sure seems that have drifted that way. Or maybe they are just “establishment” TV that sure arent conservative. They are mostly a collection of blonds, neocon moderates, gay liberals, bill oriley(I’m smarter than the folks) and bill oriley wanna be’s. Getting harder and harder to listen
I'd have to agree with Hume here. Party zealots will obviously have heard of Cain and many will vote for him in the primaries. But what about the primary voters who aren't really that engaged? Without the money to spend copiously on ads and GOTV drives, it's hard to see how Cain becomes the GOP nominee. The one-man-army model really doesn't work for political campaigns. And what if Cain wins the nomination and continues his quixotic one-man-army campaign against Obama's billion dollar fund, which will buy a massive GOTV drive and wall-to-wall negative ads? It could be a rerun of 2008, when McCain was outspent by Obama 4 to 1. Cain need to get his campaign organization in gear quick.
For Cain? Or for Itchy and Scratchy?
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Fox does have some nice blonds and I must say I think the blonds are a lot smarter then the guys at Fox.
Picking a fight with a candidate is an odd thing for a pundiot to do?? Hey Brit, quit digging!
Pray for America
Mark Block addresses smoking role in latest Cain video with Megan Kelly
Much ado about nothing :-)
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Told him he was disrespectful addressing Cain like he was some shoe shullfing fool and the Cain was right about Rove.
I don’t think so... it was a web ad. And it got the free press it needed to achieve the campaign’s goals.
These idiot pundits working overtime to promote Romney are fighting a losing battle this time. They aren’t driving this election.
The mediots would love to make the ad about smoking but reasonably intelligent people recognize it to be a freedom issue and they also realize that it took courage to make such an ad.
The amount of money (or lack thereof) that McCain had in the 2008 election is not the reason he lost.
Palin said this was going to be an unconventional campaign season. She was right!!
Herman Cain is trying to out do Ross Perot and his “space aliens are working for Bush” idiocy.
It’s a not meant to be seen on TV. It’s a WEB AD. What is the big deal? Web ads often paid for by 527 organizations often push the envelope or are designed to push someones button, which this did very well. That way it gets lots of exposure without having to the big money of a TV spot.
This ad is getting so much exposure, I say they are getting their money’s worth.
What happened to Brit’s son?