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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I said I'll be pointing out your duplicity every time you pretend to be concerned about Cain's campaign, as you have stated that you will be working against him.
If you have a problem with that, take it to the mods.
That ad is one of the most elegant rebukes of our pussified nanny-state culture that I’ve ever seen.
Are you that benighted, that this is all you can come up with...that I am an Obama supported?
Seek help.........you are in far worse shape,mentally, than you can suppose.
It isn’t Cain who is smoking, though.
Laura Bush smoked for years and it was covered in Bush’s 2000 campaign that she smoked. Did people hate George because Laura was a smoker?
It doesn't help him with undecideds.
Why do you care? You're actively working against him.
Id like to see comedian dennis miller write some ads for Cain as he is a cain supporter
I love Herman Cain, but that ad was cree-eeepy.
me thinks thou (nopardons) doth protest too much....
it’s a glove across the face to the leftists who want to “nanny state” us into outlawing cigs, while making pot legal.
At least, that’s what I read into i.
They obviously weren't taking into account all the language-stunted viewers who rely solely on head movement to interpret what somebody is saying.
Yah? Why? I see his "outsideness" of Washington as a good thing, not a bad thing. Tell me why it should be a bad thing.
And should it get any kind of press and/or T.V. play, it WILL get mentioned that they guy is Cain's chief of staff. Of course someone's chief of staff is going to be singing the praises of whomever they are working for.
Perhaps it shall get attention; just don't be surprised if it's the WRONG kind of attention and THAT is also my point.
Political neophytes make mistakes;sadly Cain has made quite a lot of them.
Many of us ARE looking for the "unRomney".
I keep wishing that Cain would get better advisers and do what's needed to be that; sadly, he doesn't.
what in the world....
I .... I don’t even know what to think about that ad.
In all honesty, I don't know and neither do most people.
I don't think that I nod my head, one way or another;it's a subconcious thing.
You were probably nodding while typing this.
Try to pay attention to your body language and see if you nod your head when you say no and shake your head when you say yes.
I was responding to a poster who thought the smoking would have people associating Cain with "unconventional" or "real". The actual association will be as I said, a negative association with Cain and smoking. He does not need this. Every ad he has should be associated with something positive. Now that I have seen Cain's chief of staff, it makes me question what should be Cains strength, that he surrounds himself with the top people. This guy did not look to be one of those top people.
Cain needs to accentuate the positive and this ad did not do that.
Obviously you either can't read, or have an abject lack of skill, when it comes to reading comprehension.
I was a Palin supporter. She decided to not run. Now, I am looking for someone to vote for and nobody is given me any reasons to switch my support.
I'm NOT looking for perfection,not by a long shot; just someone whom I can believe is capable and trustworthy and conservative.
You left out the part that you're actively working against Cain.
I don’t believe there IS an “unRomney” this time, nopardons.
I don’t know that any of them has a “silver bullet” that will stop Romney from getting the nomination.
I stood back and watched Palin. Nothing came of it.
Cain will either rise or fall. I’m still patiently watching.
Santorum, Bachmann, Gingrich, Paul... I don’t see that they have a chance.
In the meantime, I think they drive the debate. That’s what I’m paying attention to. It’s not voting day, yet.
As I watch all of the movements in the media and the televised debates, all I’m thinking is... each of them is interacting with the others. And I’m learning who these people are and whether they’re worth my vote. I’m still willing to be patient.
And that's the danger of risky advertising, even if it was a video sent to supporters, not aired or promoted. This thread is a great study in how that works. Some people like it, some don't. This by itself won't make his admirers quit him, or his detractors like him. But it generates conversation and may get a few people clicking around his website. For the low cost of production it's probably been a net gain.
I know that Obama used FB and TWITTER, etc. last time around; however, that was in conjunction with a lot of other stuff.
How this will work "for" Cain, I don't know. I am not any kind of "expert" in this matter and don't claim to be one.
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