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|Herman Cain's Campaign Ad|
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!