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”…



Filed under 2012 U.S. Election, Republican Party

14 responses to “Cain Targets… Republican Smokers?

  1. CWTF

    This is a spoof, right?

  2. Nope, it’s totally legitimate. Hard to believe, I know… but there it is.

  3. Rotterdam

    Soros funded Lindesmith Center would be proud of the ad.

    Given their abundant drug use, the Soros funded OWS fieldturf dopeheads would enjoy the ad as well.
    And of course the President himself has been known to enjoy a few smokes.

  4. Rotter… You’re such an irredeemable dittohead.

    Why do you despise Soros with such a passion? Shouldn’t you be celebrating the fact that he’s made BILLIONS of dollars successfully playing the markets and is using some of that money to promote political causes that align with his beliefs?

    Why do you HATE capitalism and free speech, Rotterdam?

  5. what a sickening display of pseudo-defiance on block’s part (and, by extension, that of the entire campaign). some people just never grow beyond post-adolescence. sadly, that perpetual insolence defines so many on that side of the spectrum, so cain’s “i don’t know what the hell i’m talking about, i just know i’m right, and you can’t stop me!” posturing will, indeed, resonate.

    KEvron, commited smoker

  6. As another committed smoker, I second that emotion.

    It’s tragic that Cain’s “Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan” appeal to catastrophic ignorance will, unfortunately, most likely find a highly receptive audience amongst the illiterati of the right-wing.

  7. Rotterdam

    Soros loves capitalism………for himself.

  8. Brad Dillman (TRN)

    I thought the cigarette smoking man disappeared with the X-Files.

  9. Craig Chamberlain

    The ad’s a winner.

  10. Rotter: Soros loves capitalism………for himself.

    So, what’s your point? That Soros is selfish? I thought that “enlightened self-interest” was a foundational principle of capitalism according to Adam Smith.

  11. Rotterdam

    Not for others.

  12. Are you running out of words, or just ideas?

  13. he’s clearly run dry of dignity.


  14. tofkw

    Rotterdam, I have news for you. All billionaires love capitalism… for themselves. Isn’t that the the whole point behind it?

    And if you hate billionaires like Soros who give some of their money to political groups, what do you have to say about Rupert Murdock or the Koch brothers?

    I eagerly await your hypocritical response 🙂

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