Sunday, October 30, 2011

Herman Cain's "Smoking" Web Ad: Political Trick or Treat?

Maryland Juice recently heard someone on television suggest that the bizarre Herman Cain web ad circulating on the Internet was designed to signal to GOP primary voters that he didn't actually want to serve as President. The implication was that he only intended to boost his profile and never imagined being a frontrunner. Others think this was a low-budget way to signal the unconventional nature of the campaign to ticked off voters.

Ironically, in 2007 The Washington Post published the following poll results:
According to voters, being over the age of 72, a Mormon, twice divorced or a smoker all are bigger drags on a candidate's support than is gender or race.
The strange GOP race is breaking all these rules so far. If you haven't seen the video yet, I urge you check it out below. What do you think? It is certainly hard to see at first glance what the strategy is. Trick or treat?

1 comment:

  1. A treat for you - the John Huntsman Daughters response to this Cain ad. Enjoy!