Cain Targets… Republican Smokers?

In another curious example of the Herminator’s offbeat campaign strategy, it’s apparently now aiming to win over Iowan cigarette smokers to support the former pizza mogul and his “999” Plan from Outer Space…

“The message behind the ad was to our supporters that we’re on a roll, we’re excited about what’s happening. There was no subliminal message. In fact, I personally would encourage people not to smoke. It’s just that I’m a smoker, and so a lot of the people on the staff said, ‘Just let Block be Block,’” the Cain operative from the Koch Industries funded Americans for Prosperity astroturf group told Fox News.

“You walk into a veterans’ bar in Iowa and they’re sitting around smoking, and yeah, we are resonating with them. I’m not the only one that smokes in America for God’s sake. It’s a choice that I made, and was at the end of the ad,” Cain’s chief of staff said.

Actually, the end of the ad features Herman Cain revealing a disturbingly creepy smile that could have been spliced from an episode of “Criminal Minds”…

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Martin Bashir uses his sanctimonious “Clear the Air” editorial segment to indignantly rip into Texas Governor Rick Perry for his latest cack-handed attempt to burrow into the most loathsome depths of the Republican Party’s dark amygdale.

It’s surprising that Perry has tanked so spectacularly given all the fanfare and media hoopla surrounding him when he entered the race, but credit should be given to the apparent acuity of the much-maligned Republican base for realizing in fairly short order that the man is a pathetic, juddering idiot.