There was a time in this country when political candidates’ fates were decided in smoke-filled rooms. Now it looks like they might be decided in smoke-filled videos.
I’m referring to the recent Internet ad for Herman Cain, who, quite surprisingly, is even in the polls with Mitt Romney as they vie to become the Republican Party’s nominee for President. The ad, which can be seen on YouTube, features Cain’s campaign manager Mark Block speaking directly into the camera and telling voters, “We can do this, we can take this country back!”
It then swiftly cuts to Block dragging on a cigarette and exhaling smoke as patriotic music swells in the background. What is up with that?
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