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The Message of the Cain Smoking Ad

This is what Herman Cain's ad was really getting at. Yes, virility, independence, a contempt for conventions--and more than that.   Accept no other explanations!
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Now, that's pretty funny.

The art of esoteric smoking?

The pack beneath the pack?a

Go Herman.

Virility - really?

http://www.fertilityauthority.com/news/2009/jan/20/lower-sperm-count-smokers

"Research shows that smokers’ sperm counts are on average 13-17% lower than non-smokers."

...and the Marlboro Men (they represented Block's smoke of choice back in the day) - you know what happened to them, right?

"Three men who appeared in Marlboro advertisements - Wayne McLaren, David McLean and Dick Hammer - died of lung cancer, thus earning Marlboro cigarettes, specifically Marlboro Reds, the nickname "Cowboy killers".[11] McLaren testified in favor of anti-smoking legislation at the age of 51. During the time of McLaren's anti-smoking activism, Philip Morris denied that McLaren ever appeared in a Marlboro ad, a position it later amended..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlboro_Man#Controversy

Good Job Scanlon - you have now analyzed thoroughly Obama's problem - he has no juice because he smokes.

Thank you for the clarification and research on that issue for all of us.

Right on, Cowgirl!

Herman's meta message is I'm different and unconventional.

Herman Cain released this ad right after making a series of potential gaffes in re: being pro-choice.

Stupid ads like this one are never really strange mistakes, they are meant as smoke.

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