Skip to comments.New Herman Cain ad: The smoking man
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-its-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? Cains campaign is all about unapologetic populist authenticity, and theres nothing more unapologetically, authentically populist than defiantly lighting one up when the mood strikes, politesse be damned. As the man says, Weve run a campaign like nobodys ever seen. If youve 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, theres Cain next to him, eating a slice of Godfathers and giving a big thumbs-up.
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Wasting money on this kind of thing says that he isn't fiscally responsible, so in that aspect, yes, it's important and does mean something.
He already has a base who likes him and that's who this thing ( it's hardly an "ad" ) is directed to.
And as far as what the thing "says",it's being taken as a "blank slate", though it truly isn't one, by his supporters here. And THAT is a shame!
I'll be pointing out your duplicity every time you pretend to be concerned about the effects of Cain's campaign, as you have stated that you will actively work against him. It's etched in cyberspace. LOL
THAT’s YOUR opinion....I see it differently
How much money do you think he spent on that ad anyway? Not that much I’m sure. It’s not like it was a paid actor - it’s his chief of staff :-)
Sure, I saw the video. I still don't understand why you seem to care so much. It's just not a big deal.
Lazy and inept is what you are; sweetums.
Are you kidding? Did we watch the same ad?
I could've produced this ad for free if they had asked me, and you could probably find someone on fiverr.com to do an ad like this LOL
For what it's worth, I've contributed a fairly paltry sum thus far, and I'm wondering if he limited the budget for this sum to my contribution
Bang for the buck this ad will have great ROI
And now you're also on record stating that you will be stalking me.
Fine.........have at it; it shall profit you nothing. :-)
I’m a Cain supporter...that’s one of the worst ads I’ve seen. Herman, you have money now, hire some professionals.
Whatever it was, it was too much money. That’s my point and only that.
We'll check you off as an Obama voter.
I don’t agree that this ad just speaks to his base.
I voted for Cain in the primary. He lost.
My mother lived in another state. She only heard of Cain because of me. She only paid attention to him because of what I had to say about him.
If I could forward this ad to my mother today, she would have sat up and listened. She would have then passed it on to her friends. I know that instinctively. This ad would have made her take a look to see who this man was. And after that look, she would have researched him and listened to him.
After that, she would have been informed about him. Then she could have decided whether or not to vote for him.
It could go be effective as a way of getting people to take that “first look”. Because I believe this ad has a “likeable” message to it, even if everyone here doesn’t agree.
I also believe the media will talk about this precisely because of the smoking. And if they’re talking about Cain he gets more exposure.
I care that so many here don't see the forest for the tress.
Cain's chief of staff made it. We need to judge the quality of a candidate by whom he hires,what he does, and what he says. Cain has NO political record, outside of a failed primary. That's why every little jot and tittle matters.
It doesn't help him with undecideds.
Then Dems voting in favor of Romney and against Cain should make you happy since he continues to push you away. So, how HAS given you a reason to vote for him/her? And you are still undecided...really? Sounds like a cop out to me, but that is ok.
How about negative. The vast majority of people in this Country have negative associations with smoking and smokers. Why do you think Obama did everything he could to hide his habit, even though he was seen as "cool"?
Cain has a new guy running his advertising.
Here’s the info in this link.
I don't think that I nod my head, one way or another;it's a subconcious thing.
I am not a body language expert.......I'm just relaying what those I've seen say.