-By Warner Todd Huston
Mark Block is Herman Cain’s chief of staff for the insurgent campaign for president that has surprised everyone with its success. Block is featured in a new Cain campaign ad at the tail end of which he is seen cooly taking a drag off his cigarette. This has caused campaign watchers to go ape.
First, take a look at the ad:
Many people on Twitter and the blogs are losing their minds that Cain features a guy smoking in his campaign ad. Why, Cain had cancer, they tsk. He should be ashamed of himself for having a guy smoking in his ad.
But I say, GET OVER IT. People smoke. It’s a common fact of life.
Once again, Herman Cain appears to be the only normal guy in this race, the only one unconcerned over focus group tittering.