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October 25, 2011

Is Herman Cain stupid?

Clearly the panel on Bill Maher's show think that Cain could give Sarah Palin a run for the title of the most ignorant and confused high-profile politician in recent times.

One thing that panelist Joshua Green said shed a lot of light and that is that although Cain is described as the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, that was from a long time ago. What he has been doing for the last fifteen years is touring as a motivational speaker. People who do that can get used to blathering self-help messages tailored to get a rousing response from the audience right in front of them without bothering about whether it makes sense or contradicts what they said to another audience at another time and place.

Cain's latest campaign ad also has to make you wonder at his judgment. Look at what happens at the 40-second mark. Can you imagine any other candidate letting that pass?

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Comments

Well if this was the 1950' or 1960's.

Posted by David on October 25, 2011 09:03 PM

He, he, someone has been watching too many episodes of MAD MEN.

Posted by zaybu on October 26, 2011 08:56 AM

Wow. Difficult to believe someone actually paid money to produce this ad. There are 15-year-olds on YouTube and Vimeo who are producing better videos by far. And besides, the best endorsement Mr. Cain could come up with is a guy he hired? ("Hey, you should like the guy who pays my salary." Yeah. No conflict of interest there.)

Posted by Tim on October 28, 2011 08:59 AM

No Hermans not stupid, he's quite astute, he's got everyone talking about him including smokers and non smokers ! What other advert has held your attention like this one recently ?

Posted by John on October 28, 2011 02:46 PM

While this video is really poorly made/corny/got the guy smoking, I do imagine it would have caused a lot of people to talk about it...

Posted by Allan on December 20, 2011 01:40 AM