Cain campaign manager Mark Block, best known for his smoking scene in a Herman Cain web ad, was on Fox News this morning, where he discussed the sexual harassment allegations levied against Cain and other campaign developments. He railed against the media “cesspool,” telling host Martha MacCallum that suing Politico, the site that broke the harassment story, “is being discussed.”
At an event at a Hilton hotel in Alexandria on Wednesday, Herman Cain grew annoyed with reporters asking questions about his sexual harassment settlements. As reporters continued to pelt him with questions, his bodyguards began to shove reporters out of the way as Cain and his entourage pushed forward.
Herman Cain made another “misstatement” on PBS NewsHour last night, telling Judy Woodruff that China, which tested its first nuclear bomb in 1964, is “a military threat” because “they’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability.”
A peculiar web ad for Herman Cain, starring his campaign manager, Mark Block, emerged late last night. In the video, Block explains his support for his boss — “I really believe that Herman Cain will put ‘United’ back in United States of America,” he says — before taking a drag of a cigarette and exhaling straight into the camera to the sudden tune of Krista Branch’s “I Am America.” Cain rounds out the ad with a long, unsettling smile.
Karl Rove appeared on Fox News this morning, where he outlined Herman Cain’s “misstatements” on a small dry erase board — among them, his comments on neoconservatives, abortion, and Afghan policy — and suggested he may not be “up to this task” of running for president.