Cain Unveils Bizarre Campaign Ad

    Republican presidential candidate businessman Herman Cain speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition presidential candidate forum, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.  A half-dozen GOP contenders flocked to Iowa on Saturday, barely 10 weeks before the state's Jan. 3 caucuses. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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    This would be a perfect presidential ad—if everyone loved smoking as much as the characters on Mad Men. In what looks to be Herman Cain’s new 2012 spot, chief of staff Mark Block speaks into the camera, saying, “Together we can do this. Together we can take this country back.” If the ad ended there, there would be no controversy. But as a dramatic song plays in the background, Block is seen smoking a cigarette. Cue the intro of Herman Cain. If the ad is really from Cain’s campaign, it’s another unconventional move for an already unconventional candidate. Block previously served on a group that has opposed smoking bans.

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