I honestly don’t get it

Is this for real? If so, these are the worst commercials I’ve ever seen…

Herman Cain.

I must confess, I knew very little about him before Gloria Allred got involved. Ever since, Cain’s been busy dodging allegations of improprieties and extra-marital affairs on a nearly daily basis.

But, regardless of alleged bad behaviour, I was always confused as to his appeal with Republican voters. He seems very aloof, and – dare I say – daft. After seeing one of his promotional commercials, I was even more puzzled.

I didn’t quite understand what to make of the cigarette ad. It seemed to be really odd for a man running for the Republican nomination. But then, I saw another one of Cain’s “commercials”, and was left even more confounded. Entitled “He Carried Yellow Flowers” and running at almost four minutes, is odd.

This man, who for a time was the front-runner in the nomination battle, produced two of the worst advertisements I’ve ever seen. I was left even more horribly confused as to his appeal.

I was confused until I saw a Rachel Maddow’s take on Cain’s campaign, in which she calls it a “performance art piece.” She references the fact that he quoted Pokemon in the debate, and used SimCity’s tax structure as his financial blueprint.

Is Cain’s campaign performance art? I don’t know, but Maddow might be on to something because frankly, I don’t have any other explanation for Cain’s zany antics.

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About David Driedger

I'm a Creative Communications student at Red River College majoring in public relations. I have a BA with a double major in political studies and history from the University of Manitoba. I'm also the news editor for The Projector.
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One Response to I honestly don’t get it

  1. Jess Chapman says:

    The party line on this sort of behavior is generally as follows: “He’s an unconventional candidate, so it’s OK for him to run an unconventional campaign.” That only works when the candidate in question doesn’t have this much baggage.

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