Cain’s chief of staff smokes in new YouTube ad [VIDEO]

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      Paul Conner

      Paul Conner is Deputy Editor with The Daily Caller. Previously, he was a contributing writer for four years with The Greenville News covering high school sports in Upstate South Carolina. A Palmetto State native, he is a graduate of North Greenville University.

Businessman Herman Cain posted a head-scratching YouTube video in which his chief of staff, Mark Block, takes a drag on a cigarette after asking voters to “get involved” in the campaign.

“Tomorrow is one day closer to the White House,” Block declares. “I really believe that Herman Cain will put ‘united’ back in the United States of America, and if I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t be here.”

“We’ve run a campaign like no one’s ever seen,” he says, shaking his head. “But then, America has never seen a candidate like Herman Cain.”

Block, the man who talked Cain into running for president, then puts a cigarette to his mouth and takes a puff as Krista Branch’s “I Am America” plays. Cain gives a knowing smile as the video fades.

Some on Twitter speculated that the video, available on Cain’s official YouTube channel only through an unlisted URL, was a hoax. The two most popular commenters on the video said it was one of the worst political ads they had seen.


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