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    Possibly the worst attempt at an ad I've ever seen

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    Not at all surprising (although, if the ad were to be perfectly honest, he should have been taking a sip or two from a martini while stacking some $25.00 chips, as well) when you consider that from 1996, when he left the pizza company, until 1999, Mr. Cain ran the National Restaurant Association, a once-sleepy trade group that he transformed into a lobbying powerhouse. He allied himself closely with cigarette makers fighting restaurant smoking bans, spoke out against lowering blood-alcohol limits as a way to prevent drunken driving, fought an increase in the minimum wage and opposed a patients’ bill of rights — all in keeping with the interests of the industry he represented.

    Under Mr. Cain’s leadership, the restaurant association opposed higher taxes on cigarettes and the use of federal money to prosecute cigarette makers for fraud — positions that Matt Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said had little to do with the restaurant business.

    And Mr. Cain argued vociferously that the decision about whether to go smoke-free was the province of individual restaurant owners, not the government. “The restaurant industry literally became the alter ego of the tobacco industry during that period of time,” Mr. Myers said in an interview.

    Mr. Meyne,the Reynolds senior director of public affairs, wrote that in previous years his company had given the trade group “as much as nearly $100,000 in cash and much more in in-kind support,” adding, “They have done virtually everything we’ve ever asked, and even appointed us to their board.”

    Mr. Meyne, who now works for the gambling industry and declined to be interviewed for this article, predicted as much. His 1999 e-mail assessing Mr. Cain’s prospects outlined his political weaknesses (“no natural geographic base from which to run” and no proven fund-raising ability) before offering a prescient conclusion.

    “Bottom line: Herman Cain is certain, in one form or another, to be a political factor for a number of years to come,” Mr. Meyne wrote. “We have a good relationship with him, and that will certainly be to our benefit.”


    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/u...shington-as-lobbyist.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
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    Oh, and that Chief of Staff?

    That's Mark Block who worked as an official at Americans for Prosperity before becoming Cain’s chief of staff and campaign manager - you know the guy - the one who was legally banned from politics in Wisconsin for three years and forced to pay a $15,000 fine after being accused by the Wisconsin State Elections Board of violating election law in 1997 as campaign manager to state Supreme Court Justice Jon P. Wilcox.

    Read more: Mark Block | Herman Cain | Elections 2012 | The Daily Caller
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    Oh Jesus Christ this is terrible news, how the hell can anybody run a country if they have somebody that "smokes" working for them, I don't know if I can vote for Cain now, this changes everything.

    Remember what Billy Blue Dress and Monica used to do with Cigars.


    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
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    And this is the dude who currently leads the GOP pack. Bahahaha.
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    "Light 'em if you got 'em".....
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    AFP is a freont for the Loch Brothers. Cain is rool of the Koch Brothers. He was a TV spokesmodel for AFP and, when asked what he thought of David Koch, responded "David Koch is a patriot."

    Cain has no organization on the ground in any of the early primary states and prolly doesn't need one of his own, given the mechanism of AFP being used and funded by the Koch Brothers (Thank you, Supreme Court).
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    Hahahahah! Oh my frickin LORD!!!

    This is the best the Cain camp has to offer?

    Comedy....

    straight comedy......




    P.S. This HAS to be a joke, right?
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    Only on those who think he'd make a great president.

    It's the ultimate in irony, isn't it?
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    Its bordering on shocking...

    There is zero substance to the 'ad'.... just a bunch of campaign slogan-type things then...BAM... "I'm smoking a butt....FU"

    The cherry on top would be for him to have a double-malt in the other hand, then put out the cigatrette on Herman Cain's tongue.

    They then throw the cigarette butt into a river and spit in it.
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    Gives a whole new meaning to "the best that money can buy," doesn't it?

    For all Herman Cain's fine speeches about people who are "still on the plantation" and "brainwashed" it's going to turn out to be that he's the marionette who's been owned all along.
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    AFP is a powerhouse of campain finance. They spent a whopping $1.3 million in 2010.

    Americans for Prosperity Outside Spending | OpenSecrets
    I mean how do they expect the poor teachers unions to compete with that? :D

    National Education Assn Outside Spending | OpenSecrets
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    You've gotta wonder where all that $$ is actually going, That Cain Ad probably took $50 to make, and thats being generous.

    AFP is simply ONE of the armed financiers of the right wing..

    2012 Outside Spending, by Groups

    2012 Outside Spending, by Groups | OpenSecrets

    Liberals: $3.1M
    Conservative: $4.7M
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    We Got Him Now
    ha ha ha ha
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    You trying to tell me AFL-CIO only spent $4,782 and NRA only spent $5,560? That's fishy.
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    He currently does not have any staff in NH or Iowa, he is trying to copy Bachman..
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    From what I've read and watched he doesn't have much of a staff anywhere. The only thing keeping him relevant is the amount of debates the GOP have had in the last 3 months.

    Bachmann is another story. She gave up on NH and her staff quit last week. Both of them are done.
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    Popularity's not the only thing Herman Cain's leading in.

    Here's a list of non-disclosured funding by all the candidates to date:

    Herman Cain - 47.4%
    M. Bachmann - 14%
    Rick Perry - 9.1%
    M. Romney - 7.9%
    Newt Gingrich - 6.5%
    B. Obama - 4.4%
    Ron Paul - 3.9%

    Summary data for Mitt Romney | OpenSecrets

    And it's Herman Cain - by a landslide!!!
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    That's the spending so far for the 2012 cycle. For the 2010 cycle, the AFL-CIO spent $4,044,898 and the NRA spent $8,351,636.

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