Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Herman Cain's campaign ad

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So, is this a deliberate attempt to appeal to the loons in the Republican base, or just more hilarious, but random, crazy from the GOP? Does the anti-science dogma of the Republican Party extend to the medical effects of tobacco? Still? I mean, there's crazy and then there's crazy, right?

Sure, big oil is following the playbook of big tobacco in attempting to sow doubts about real science. But come on! Tobacco did finally lose that fight, didn't it? Didn't it? I mean, are we Americans that dumb?

True, tobacco companies are still making money hand over fist. And it can't be just kids who are still buying the stuff, I suppose. (Just mostly.) So maybe this does appeal to the loons in the GOP base, I don't know.

But when I look at this ad, with one man taking a slow, satisfied drag from a cigarette, and then Cain giving that seductive smile, I can't help but think that those two men have just had wild, passionate gay sex. And that's not an image I want in my mind!

Make it go away! Please, make it go away!


Jeff said...


The way I took the ad, the cigarette thing was akin to some in a bar walking up to you and blowing smoke in you face. That usually leads to this:

IMO, that's what the right-wingers want. They don't want to debate, they want to fight. Or worse, civil war.

Chimeradave said...

Obama has been teased about his smoking for the last four years.

Now suddenly Herman Cain thinks it's cool.

I don't get it.

WCG said...

Well, Cain has certainly become the butt of late-night comedians. But I wonder what the Republican base thinks.

If he's John Wayne to them, it will probably help. For that matter, becoming a "victim" of the "lamestream media" will definitely help.

But it just looks crazy to me.

Anonymous said...

I am even cooler, I campaign with a CIGAR: