Saturday, October 29, 2011


   Reuter's said that Herman Cain's "smoking ad" divided the Tea Party.  They referred to a poll they conducted.  I will argue that it did not.  The questions in the poll made it appear that it divided the Tea Party.  If you did not see the ad, you can find it all over the internet.  Here are a few points for discussion about the ad:
1.   Mark Block was talking about Herman Cain, not about smoking.  Did you hear what he said?  He was saying he joined Cain's camp because he believed in Mr. Cain's ability to run this country and get it back on track.  Of course, this is advertisement.  I'm sure he joined because he will be getting a paycheck.
2.   This government should not force people to stop smoking.  Smoking is a life style choice.  No body forced smokers to smoke.  The government needs to get out of everyone's business.  How can my government target smokers and the obese since that life style is unhealthy and not target homosexuals?
3.   Mr. Cain has a smoker for his CEO of his campaign, and he wears pink shirts.  Perhaps he is demonstrating the inclusiveness of his campaign to contrast the divisiveness of the current administration in Washington, D.C.
4.   Herman Cain has had issues raising funding for his campaign.  How much free advertising did this one ad give him?  Brilliant!

What are your views about the ad?  Disclaimer:  I am not endorsing any Republican candidate or President Obama at this time.

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