Published: Tuesday, Nov. 1 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
If that commercial is any indication of what is going on in Cain's brain, the
24% of GOP voters who support him are seriously delusional. How can voters be
impressed with an extremely unhealthy looking guy blowing smoke in the camera,
and then Herman Cain coming on, and giving a bizarre smile that would make,
Dexter, proud is beyond me. What on earth are conservatives looking for? First
its Palin, then Trump, then Christy, then Bachman, then Perry, and now Cain.
Can't these people see that there are only two adults in the race, and they both
happen to be Mormon? We need this country to come together to solve our
problems, and its not going to happen until the GOP comes back to earth.
I think people have totally overlooked the humor of this ad. The man has a
sense of humor, and it's nice to see. It's quirky humor. It's very niche humor
that most won't appreciate. I had a college roommate with that brand of humor.
Imagine Cain and his campaign manager rolling on the floor in stitches after
making this ad. I would never vote for the man, but he's right about one thing:
America needs to lighten up. Conservatives especially. I can't tell that
conservatives even have a sense of humor.
Me: "I would never vote for the man, but he's right about one thing:
America needs to lighten up."Ha! That's probably what the
cigarette is all about. America, lighten up! Ha!
Creepiest thing in the ad is Cain's smile at the end. Deeply disturbing. As
in, "Keep your kids away from that guy, and don't let him know where you
live" level disturbing.Then again, the message really is,
"I'm really just blowing smoke." If that's the message, then he gets
points for honesty.
The ad was an attention getter, but not a reason to vote for the man. And Blue
is right about the creepy smile at the end.
Tobacco addiction and sexual harassment -- this stuff should play well with
Imagine that. Cain's campain manager supports him. Is that the only person he
could find?The Huntsman girls paraody on youtube is pretty funny.
Being in Utah it's not seen but elsewhere... there's a huge amount of the state
where there's ~20% smokers like say... Pennsylvania (20.2%) Ohio (20.3%)
Illinois (18.6%) Michigan (19.6%). These are key states for Romney to win since
his route to the nomination includes taking all the states that voted for Obama.
I'm not entirely sure what the state laws are in those states but there is some
"get the gov't off my back" appeal to be had there for Cain with this
ad being a reminder of that. In the latest poll (Quinnipiac) Cain leads 28-23 in
Ohio. I think that's the sort of state that will determine whether or not Romney
wins, or the "conservative" candidate wins (whoever emerges from the
A political informercial featuring a middle aged white guy huffing on a coffin
nail juxtaposed with a black guy slowly flashing a smile straight from "The
Shining" is blind brilliance.Oh brother.
@ "irony guy" .....um this is an article regarding Herman Cain; NOT
Barack Obama or Bill Clinton.
Mr.Obama didn't want anyone to see him smoking. When he was elected, he was a
smoker. Maybe he still is. He hid that fact from those who didn't dig a little
and see for themselves that he was acting two roles, one as he hoped people
would see him and the other, the role as he actually was.What is
wrong with a president who hides the truth of his character? What
is wrong with a president, who by his actions, pretends to be someone different
than the person that he really is?Mr. Obama has shown us that
"smoking" is the least of his problems. He can't tell the truth. He
has no understanding of the Constitution that he pretends to defend. He mocks
us by playing golf instead of working. He flies around the world at our
expense, while he preaches the need to help each other. He, one of the richest
men in America, tells us that our ills are all caused by "rich
men".No, Mr. Cain's commercial is a "breath of fresh
air", compared to the life of Mr. Obama.
Veiled attempt to lure the Tobacco Industries $$$ to his camp.Looks
like he'll get it.===================== @Mike Richards
| 4:10 p.m. Nov. 1, 2011 South Jordan, Utah "Mr.Obama didn't
want anyone to see him smoking. When he was elected, he was a smoker. Maybe he
still is."Nice try Mike, Pres. Obama is tobacco free --
just like he promised.
Obama talked about his smoking addiction and there were pictures of it as well.
A little googling.....Sure, he didn't come out of the white house
everyday puffing but George Bush as far as I can tell never let himself be
photod with a can of beer in hand either.
@ Liberal,Would you tell us when Mr. Obama had his last cigarette?
It was AFTER he was elected. In the Huffington Post, his wife reported in
February of THIS YEAR that he had "finally" quit smoking. That's more
than two years after he was elected. That's two years after he pretended to NOT
be a smoker."I constantly struggle with it," the president
said. "Have I fallen off the wagon sometimes? Yes. Am I a daily smoker, a
constant smoker? No."March 3, 2010, his doctor recommended that
he "continue smoking cessation efforts". "Press
secretary Robert Gibbs says Obama only "occasionally falls off the
wagon."Tobacco free? Is that another question like President
Clinton asking what "is" is?
The far-right wing noise machine wants so badly for anybody else other than
Romney to be the nominee, they are actually in full defense mode of this totally
unelectable, woefully unexperienced (albeit likeable) pizza maker, who
incidentally, compares learning foreign policy to learning how to make pizza.
Ann Coulter said, 'Our blacks are better than their blacks.' She's
taking ownership of an entire race. Hannity, who's made his fortune slandering
our President, was screaming today about how there is no proof whatsoever for
this latest allegation against Cain. Now he suddenly needs hard proof for
allegations? Romney's going to win the nomination and then things
will get so boring.
Every time I hear Mitch McConnell say that defeating President Obama is the
number one priority for Republicans I realize how far from reality the
conversation has gone. Like him or hate him, the President is not the problem.
He might be dealing ineffectively with the problems, but he is not the problem.
To believe that he is the problem is to buy into the fiction that politics and
the election of the "right" person is the name of the game. I always
take it as a sign that the Washington culture is divorced from the realities of
day to day America and that they need a reality check. Then I read
Mike Richards comments and I am hit with the cold reality that average people
have are starting to buy into this fiction. The President will be reelected or
not by: 1. The vagaries of the historical moment. 2. The character and traits of
his political opponent. 3. How well the President handles his job in the next 12
months.The problems of America will be solved only when the
electorate demands an end to the fiction that the answer to problems is
Grover,You say that the President is not the problem. That's
curious. He authorized spending more that $1.5 TRILLION per year more than
comes in as revenues. That's a problem. That's a very serious problem. That's
a problem that only he can fix. His signature is required before spending can
take place.He is the one preaching class warfare and class envy. No
other president in history, to my knowledge, has ever preached division and
exclusion. No other president has pitted the citizens of this nation against
each other.He is the one promoting government take-over of private
industry and turning those industries over to unions. He is the one
encouraging civil disobedience in our parks, all across this nation.He IS the problem. He is CAUSING most of the serious problems in America.
With him in the White House, we will continue to have those kinds of
problems.It not the Republicans who are trying to "change
reality". The Republicans can see reality and we don't like what we're
seeing. Mr. Obama's attempts to ignore and to gloss over problems by spending
now and forcing our grandkids to pay the bill is unconscionable.
He is the Tea Party favorite. Anyone can beat Obama? The tea party's universal
hatred for everything the President did not factor in an electable candidate.
Cain and his commercials are a riot. He's had my vote for a long time. He is a
great personality who is multi-multi-talented, full of grace and humility, and a
proven leader who has lived in the REAL world. A genuine Washington outsider,
which is his most redeeming quality. Now if they actually dig up something
significantly wrong, believable and provable, in this current sex harrasment
claim, and he is unrepentant in the face of genuine guilt, I might change my
mind about him. Poor guy, he doesn't, and never will, have the press carrying
his water for him like Clinton did. If he were Clinton, these women accusers
would be running for cover right now, because the Clinton's "politics of
destruction" machine would be coming after them with both barrells.
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