Herman Cain's Campaign Ad

  • Aired:  10/25/11
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Herman Cain's ad sends the message that he doesn't just want to be the president of the United States, he wants to be the president of flavor country. (7:51)

VERSION.

I HEAR IT'S GOING TO HAVE A

REVOLUTIONARY SOFT COVER.

[ LAUGHTER ]

FOLKS, THIS POLITICAL SEASON,

LIKE MANY AMERICANS I'VE BEEN

SWEPT UP BY A CATEGORY 5

HURRMANCAIN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

HE'S THE WASHINGTON OUTSIDER

WHO'S NOT AFRAID TO SAY THE

THINGS THE NATION NEEDS TO HEAR

AND THEN CAN'T BELIEVE IT JUST

HEARD.

THINGS LIKE "LET'S ELECTROCUTE

MEXICANS" OR "I'M LEADING IN THE

POLLS."

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND THE LATEST CBS/NEW YORK

TIMES/TACO BELL POLL HAS CAIN AT

25% BEATING MITT ROMNEY AT 21%.

WHY?

WELL, A LOT OF THEORIES OUT

THERE.

SOME SAY IT'S CAIN'S BUSINESS

EXPERIENCE, SOME SAY IT'S HIS

SIMPLIFIED TAX PLAN, SOME SAY

IT'S JUST THAT HE'S NOT MITT

ROMNEY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

OTHERS POINT TO THE FACT THAT

MITT ROMNEY IS MITT ROMNEY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WHATEVER THE REASON, CAIN'S A

REBEL WHOSE CAMPAIGN HAS

CAPTURED AMERICA'S HEART, AND

NOW HE'S RELEASED ANOTHER AD

THAT DOES NOT PLAY BY THE RULES.

>> MARK BLOCK HERE, SINCE

JANUARY I'VE HAD THE PRIVILEGE

OF BEING CHIEF OF STAFF TO

HERMAN CAIN.

WE'VE RUN A CAMPAIGN LIKE NO

BODY'S EVER SEEN.

BUT THEN AGAIN, AMERICA'S NEVER

SEEN A CANDIDATE LIKE HERMAN

CAIN.

WE NEED YOU TO GET INVOLVED.

BECAUSE TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS,

WE CAN TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK.

♪ I AM AMERICA ♪

♪ ONE VOICE UNITED WE STAND ♪

♪ I AM AMERICA ♪

♪ ONE VOICE ♪

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: WOW, SOMETHING ABOUT

THAT GUY JUST SEEMS COOL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[COUGHING] I CAN'T PUT MY FINGER

ON IT THOUGH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

OF COURSE, THE BED WETTERS IN

THE NERD PATROL DON'T GET IT.

>> IT MEANS DISASTER.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS AT ALL.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE

CAMPAIGN MANAGER IS IN A

COMMERCIAL.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

CIGARETTE.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE MUSIC.

I DON'T THE UNDERSTAND THE LOGIC

BEHIND THIS.

THIS MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER.

YOU TALK ABOUT SHOOTING YOURSELF

IN THE FOOT.

>> Stephen: THAT'S STUPID, HE'S

NOT SHOOTING HIMSELF IN THE

FOOT.

HE'S SHOOTING HIMSELF IN THE

LUNGS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THIS IS SENDING THE STRONG

MESSAGE THAT HERMAN CAIN DOESN'T

JUST WANT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, HE WANTS TO BE

THE PRESIDENT OF FLAVOR COUNTRY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT FOX NEWS HOST AND ALFRED

HITCHCOCK LOVE INTEREST MEGYN

KELLY PROVED SHE GETS IT WHEN

SHE TALKED TO THE GUY IN THE AD.

>> WERE YOU TRYING TO APPEAL TO

FOLKS WHO ARE OUT THERE LIVING

REAL LIVES-- WORKING THE FARM,

WORKING IN DETROIT, THAT KIND OF

THING-- AS OPPOSED TO THE EAST

AND WEST COAST ELITE, PEOPLE IN

MEDIA CIRCLES WHO SHUN SMOKING

AND SORT OF REAL AMERICAN

THINGS?

>> Stephen: YES, THERE'S NOTHING

MORE REAL AMERICAN THAN SMOKING

CIGARETTES, THE CARCINOGEN OF

REAL AMERICANS LIKE JOHN WAYNE,

HUMPHREY BOGART, AND THE

MARLBORO MAN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ LAUGHTER ]

THAT CAN'T BE GO.

-- THAT CAN'T BE GOOD.

LOCK THE DOORS.

TRAGEDY TODAY AT THE COLBERT

REPORT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WELL, I WAS SO INSPIRED BY THE

WAY HERMAN CAIN'S AD STICKS IT

TO THE EAST AND WEST COAST

ELITES THAT I'VE MADE SOME CAIN

ADS OF MINE OWN -- YES, MINE

OWN --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

I THINK --

[ LAUGHTER ]

-- I THINK THE NICOTINE HAS

PARALYZED MY TONGUE.

I WAS SO IMPRESSED THAT I MADE

ADS OF MY OWN.

♪ ♪

>> MIKE KILPATRICK HERE AND

IT'SIBLY PRIVILEGE TO BE CHIEF

STRATEGIST FOR THE CAMPAIGN.

I BELIEVE HERMAN CAIN IS THE MAN

TO RESTORE AMERICA'S GREATNESS.

WON'T YOU JOIN ME?

♪ I AM AMERICA, ONE VOICE ♪

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> HI, I'M DEBORAH ULRICH, I'M

HERMAN CAIN'S PERSONAL

ASSISTANT.

NO ONE HAS EVER HAD A VISION FOR

AMERICA LIKE HERMAN CAIN.

WE HOPE YOU SHARE OUR VISION.

[ LAUGHTER ]

♪ I AM AMERICA ONE VOICE IEW

NIGHTED WE STAND ♪

♪ I AM AMERICA ♪

>> I'M TIM ROMANO, I DO HERMAN

CAIN'S TAXES ♪

♪ I AM AMERICA ♪

♪ ONE VOICE UNITED WE STAND ♪

♪ I AM AMERICA ♪

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: POWERFUL STUFF.

POWERFUL STUFF.

BUT FOLKS, THE BEST PART OF

CAIN'S AD MIGHT NOT EVEN BE THE

UNEXPECTED SMOKING.

NO, THE BEST PART IS THE 8

SECONDS IT TAKES FOR HERMAN CAIN

TO SMILE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

OH, YEAH.

AND I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY HE'S

SMILING.

I MEAN LISTEN TO THAT SONG HE'S

ROCKING TO.

JIMMY, GIVE US ANOTHER TASTE.

[SINGING "I AM AMERICA"]

HA, I AM AMERICA.

WHERE I HAVE HEARD THAT BEFORE?

ON THE COVER OF MY #1

BEST-SELLING BOOK: " I AM

AMERICA AND SO CAN YOU."

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WELL, HERMIE, I'M FLATTERED,

BECAUSE CLEARLY CAIN IS BASING A

LOT OF HIS CAMPAIGN ON MY BOOK.

IN THAT HIS CAMPAIGN IS MOSTLY

ABOUT SELLING HIS BOOK.

BUT HERMAN, I KNOW IT SAYS "AND

SO CAN YOU" BUT YOU CAN'T JUST

SAY YOU'RE AMERICA AND SO CAN

YOU, TOO.

[ LAUGHTER ]

YOU HAVE TO COME ON MY SHOW.

YOU HAVE CANCELLED ON ME TWICE,

SIR.

I'M OFFERING YOU THE COLBERT

BUMP, BUT YOU'RE GONNA GET THE

COLBERT DUMP, UNLESS YOU COME ON

MY SHOW, ANSWER MY QUESTIONS AND

ACCEPT MY CHALLENGE OF A SLOW

SMILE CONTEST.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]xGJ

HERE'S A LITTLE TASTE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

GO.

♪ I AM AMERICA ♪

♪ ONE VOICE UNITED WE STAND ♪

♪ I AM AMERICA ♪

♪ ONE VOICE --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

♪ ♪

OHHHHH, YEAH...

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

♪ ♪

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