Herman Cain: The Other Smoking Ad

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Oct. 27 2011 10:48 AM

Herman Cain's Other Smoking Ad

Slate V offers an alternate take on the viral political ad with the smoking pitchman.

Herman Cain’s unorthodox ad featuring his chief of staff taking a drag of a cigarette mid testimonial has pundits and political consultants scratching their heads. It has gone viral on YouTube, become late night fodder, and is one of the water-cooler conversations of the week. 

All this got Slate V wondering what other creative approaches the Cain campaign might have considered. 

Here’s what we came up with: