Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Strange Cain ad

This Herman Cain ad was making the rounds last night (h/t). What's getting the attention are two parts near the end. His campaign manager takes a puff of a cigarette as if he's underscoring the seriousness of what he just said. Then there's the shot of Cain as he breaks into a wide smile. As if, possibly, the whole thing is a joke. Except that this comes from the campaign of a supposedly very serious candidate for the nomination of his party.

It's an unlisted video on YouTube so it's clearly meant to generate attention in a more surreptitious viral manner. It seems to be working.