…is to get more Americans united behind smoking? James Miller in the comments passes along this odd campaign ad. (Believe it or not, there is a modicum of quality control here at Free Advice. I did a google image search of “Mark Block,” and I think this is really Cain’s campaign manager. I.e. this isn’t a spoof.)
P.S. I imagine the strategery behind this ad was to “shock people and get them talking about Herman Cain.” OK, I don’t mind playing into their hands; I think the ad is weird enough that it will backfire. How expensive are cigarettes going to be, after being slapped with an additional 9% in federal sales tax (which I don’t think will be borne entirely by tobacco farmers)?