The Herman Cain campaign is about to try and spend its way into the top tier, launching a nationwide advertizing blitz.
However, the Cain ad that’s getting all the attention is something else entirely: it’s a faintly bizarre YouTube video featuring the campaign’s Chief of Staff, Mark Block, saying Cain puts the “united” back in “United States,” while taking a drag on a cigarette.
Block also featured in the campaign’s Monday statement that announced the campaign was beginning a nationwide radio blitz, running ads on Rush Limbaugh’s popular show.
“The surge in fund-raising we have experienced recently has put us into a position to take our message to Republican primary voters across the nation,” Block wrote. “Both our national and state strategies are buoyed by this ad campaign.”
The ads will feature Cain speaking directly to the voters and promoting his new website, www.999MeansJobs.com.
The statement concludes: “We are running a fifty-state campaign, with the belief that every Republican voter in every state should have a say in the outcome of our party’s nominating process.”