A new ad for Herman Cain’s presidential candidacy campaign has a lot of people wondering just what the message is supposed to be. In the ad Cain’s Chief of Staff Mark Block talks about how honored he is to be working for Cain, then takes a drag on a cigarette and blows smoke into the camera. This is followed by a shot of Cain giving a somewhat bemused and sphinx-like smile.
People close to the campaign say there was a technical glitch: “That shot of Herman at the end was supposed to have a sub-title saying ‘Herman Cain: He’s not just blowing smoke up your asses’ – but somehow it got left out. The whole thing would have made more sense.”