Thanks to Misti for digging this up.
This is really bizarre. It’s an ad from Herman Cain’s campaign manager. It’s a pretty direct matter-of-fact personal testimony from the guy about why he likes Herman Cain … and then at the very end, they show him smoking a cigarette and blowing smoke right into the camera.
Bizarre. It’s like an old cigarette ad. I think it’s just a clumsy ad. They probably just told him, “act natural,” while they continued filming him, so he lit up a cigarette and smoked it.
… then again, Herman Cain does have a long, illustrious history of being a tobacco industry stooge. While he was a lobbyist for the National Restaurant Association, he apparently took a shitload of money from Big Tobacco as he lobbied against smoking bans in restaurants. More on that in this New York Times article. Maybe it was a secret product placement for his tobacco buddies. Probably not…
… but then again, you never know.
What is funny is the reaction to the video, no one could tell whether or not it was REAL! It reminded me of these three videos, one of which pretty Haruko dug up.
You tell me which ones are real and which ones are fake:
(For some reason was required to embed this one. It’s really funny. Trust me.)
Thank you, Haruko, I have WANTED to find this one, but you did for me
How about this ad. Is it for real?