Watch this web ad for Herman Cain featuring his Chief of Staff Mark Block and you can almost hear Michael Bloomberg’s sphincter slamming shut at the end of it:
After reading this I think it makes more sense:
The New York Times reported Saturday that as president of the the National Restaurant Association, Cain allied himself with cigarette makers that were fighting restaurant smoking bans.
Prior to joining the Cain campaign, Block served as Wisconsin state director for the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a group that has advocated against state smoking bans.
Knowing that background, the ad seems to be more of a thumb in the eye of nanny-state promoting over-regulators rather than an attempt to win the votes of the smoker demographic. But Block insists there was no subliminal message intended.