Herman Cain's latest ad.

Any questions?


  1. I cant tell if this is a joke or if Herman Cain is trying to replace Sarah Palin as the stupidest republican.

      1. Catapult and rabbit are actually more an homage to Monty Python.  This ad is also weird as it’s considered impossible to become the Republican frontrunner without espousing a lifelong love of shooting varmints.

    1.  You may have something there.  Killing a bunny before Easter does trump interviewing in front of turkeys being slaughtered before Thanksgiving on the crazy-o-meter™.

          1. Sixth question:  When a has-been Republican candidate farts alone in the woods and no-one is there to smell it, does it really matter?

  2. So the guy with the gun is big corporations, right?  & the ultra-wealthy?  I agree, they do need to carry their fair share, we do need tax reform.  Weird that Cain is for raising taxes, though.

    1. I thought the message was clear:  The little girl is God, the man with the gun is Death, and every day we go without changing the tax code, God kills a bunny.

    2. No, the man with the gun obviously shares the girl’s (and presumably HC’s) sentiments. If America doesn’t subsidize the rich more, HC will personally shoot down small businesses until they do.

  3. Any questions?  Yeah, I  have a question.  ARE THEY FREAKING STUPID!  This is disgusting on so many levels.  Beside I think that bunny was my 2nd cousin Fred.  Bye Fred.

  4. I get the impression that Herman Cain is secretly playing a game of one-upmanship with Tim Heidecker.

  5. I like to think Herman Cain is just some made-up character for a viral marketing effort by some alt production house.  This guy ain’t real, right?  …  right?

    1.  When driving across the US from CA to NY back in December, I ate some Godfather’s Pizza at a gas station someplace in the middle of the country late at night because I couldn’t resist trying it and had never seen it before (Cain, former head of Godfather’s Pizza was still “in the running” at that point). And I was really hungry and there was nothing else.

      So, Cain as a viral ad: it worked?

  6. Well…. it gets you talking about it…  I guess he’s trying to lead a “we the people” reform movement. Well – good for him. Half of his ideas are pretty good.

    1. His signature idea was to double taxes on the poor while halving taxes on the rich. Pray tell, what were his pretty good ideas? And when you say the pretty good ideas constituted half his idea inventory, are you going by numbers of ideas (he was against equal citizenship for Muslims, but on the other hand he looks both ways before crossing the road) or by aggregate value? If the latter, his pretty good ideas must be both numerous and awesome.

      1. “Pizza for EVERYONE!! Long as you, uh, pay for it. And buy it from me. And don’t ask me too many questions about women and stuff.”

    2. Half his ideas are “pretty good”?  Really?!  First, no. Second, you are willing to settle for “pretty good” when it comes to a presidential candidate? And not only that, but only “half” pretty good!?  Seriously?!


  7. Yes.  I have a question: Why is J.J. Abrams in a Herman Cain ad?  Is this some sort of viral video for Fringe?

  8. I’m liking the Lion King homage at the end muchly.  Bunny guts and Caine on a bluff.

  9. Leaving aside the obvious questions (what are these people on, do they not understand the difference between the metaphorical violence of a frying egg in the ad they are quoting and the simulated violence of blowing up a bunny, etcetera), a couple of other questions do arise:

    1) Did these people consider hiring competent people to make the ad? Maybe someone who knows how to adjust the exposure level on a camera so it’s not saturated?
    2) What is the significance of someone, presumably Herman Cain, seen seen  in a long shot silently standing over a darkened valley, facing away from the camera?
    3) Why are we giving these people our attention? They made a crappy, incendiary ad that they probably aren’t actually going to pay to air, and they make no substantive points whatsoever. If we’re going to discuss vile incendiary content-free political videos, shouldn’t we discuss ones with some connection to politically relevant figures – Rick “Google Problem” Santorum’s reprehensible Obamaville ad, for instance.

    1. Jeebus! That’s stooping mighty, mighty low.

      FEAR, FEAR, FEAR!! That’s about all Republicans got these days.

    2. word.

      My only question is: How much did they pay for those “special” effects? This would be much more interesting if it actually looked real.

      PS: I heard about that Obamaville ad but it wasn’t worth me typing a few letters into youtube. My favourite part is the shots of Ahmadinejad juxtaposed with an adorable baby (dressed in red of course).

    3. Oh my fucking God. Never have I seen a more disgusting ad by an almost-front-runner for national office. That subliminal switching between Ahmadinejad’s face and Obama’s — how the fuck can Santorum put his name behind that?

      In one shot I forgot about my reservation in giving to Obama this electoral season and gave the president $100. I didn’t even have to think about it — I was already typing my credit card number in. It was the only way I could get the feeling of filth off my body.

    4. What’s funny is that if you took that Obamaville add and played it say around 2008 it would  be even more appropriate.  Take out Obama, put in Bush. Same thing, except we don’t have to imagine, it’s here already.

      The scariest part of all of this, is that these candidates are ACTUAL candidates. I feel we’ve already lost the country if our choice is between a Corporatist, a nut job, and a bunch of even crazier nut jobs.

    1.  He still imagines there’s a chance for him.  He spends these days daydreaming about Santorum and Romney being discovered in the same bed with a live boy and a dead girl, and Americans wake up and decide that Herman Cain wasn’t so bad, and deserves a second chance. 

  10. Why are little girls conspiring with the gov’t to destroy small businesses? So much for sugar and spice and everything nice.

    1. The little girl is a cipher for the überbunny who will one day lead all bunnies in their historic battle against the precious bodily fluid draining unterbunny.

  11. Is that Herman Cain at the end, standing on a precipice? Doesn’t he realize that there’s danger of flying bunnies and crazy riflemen? Stupid Herman.

  12. I do have a question.

    What, precisely, is the process one must go through in order to have someone committed?

  13. I thought nothing could get weirder than the insane ‘Obamaville’ thing Santorum released over the weekend, but I guess I was wrong.

    I have a theory that some folks at these ad agencies are just having some fun these guys.  “Oh, you guys want something ‘hip’ and ‘edgy’ for the kids – something that will presumably ‘go viral’? (places acid tab on tongue) You got it!” 

    1. Maybe it came from a word association game.

      Out of touch candidate. Old fuddy-duddy. FUD. Elmer Fudd. Elmer Fudd and Bugs bunny. Guns and rabbits.

  14. Cain is a visionary. Its just that his visions are surreal and disturbing (and advocate a jarringly bad policy). 

  15. “I like it when a guy comes up to me a week later and says, “Hey, man, I saw your ad… what happened?”

  16. Wait, the guy with the gun, was he a liberal?  Because I thought liberals hated guns.

    Stimulus?  I thought the stimulus ended last year?  Does he mean the stimulus package Bush passed in 2008, or was he OK with that one?

    Also, isn’t the economy turning around finally?  So. . . the stimulus worked.  Or I guess Cain is saying “things would be so much better now if we HADN’T had the stimulus?”

    I don’t get the message, ignoring the weirdness of the ad.

    1.  You have obviously not achieved level 5 cognitive dissonance yet.  If you tilt it sideways through the lens of bigotry, intolerance, xenophobia, homophobia, and ignorance, on backwards day, in bizarro world, it is crystal clear.

  17. I like the end where he is standing on a hill, picking out the mountain where he wants them to sculpt his enormous head.

  18. Questions? Well, yeah, like . . . did you know there are seven different kinds of ambiguity?

  19. It’s good that it goes into such depth of detail in discussing the pitfalls facing small businesses.

  20. This is the second ad in this series. He earlier did a very similar video that is if anything more disturbing in that it looks like their s an goldfish actually beinghurt in the video: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYN-Awrq3og I'm not aware of any statement by them that it wasn’t hurt. And of course, the video makes about as much sense. 

    1. (edit: sorry, that didn’t make any sense; watching these videos is cracking my sense-maker.)

    2. Why are the children in these videos screaming?

      I mean, I know why I’m screaming, but why are they?

  21. “…brought to you by People to Make Ron Paul Seem Like a Sensible Republican Contender.”

  22. I have a question for Mr. Cain: What’s the tax code like in Ubeki beki beki beki stan stan?

  23. Herman’s got some edgy advisers. Good spot. Still like that one where his campaign mgr smokes.
    You know, if you don’t kill a rabbit now and then, how ya gonna get lucky?

  24. The rabbit seems to more accurately represent Herman Cain’s political career, especially if you assume that it’s all fluff on the outside but dangerous on the inside like That Rabbit From That Movie.


  26. This is a modern art installation, right? Right? Where is the artist’s statement that “explains” it?

  27. That is for sure the most interesting political ad I have ever seen. It *must*  contain some sun-heavy, universe-deep philosophy if we only could wrestle it out of our small brains.

  28. In the UK we’ve got the opposite of a stimulus package. The government are strangling the economy with cuts. I’ve just shut my small business down.

    I like the way the American right wears its insanity on its sleeve. I mean, at least you know your citizens are electing a bunch of  planet destroying nut-jobs who believe that the universe is made of magic, that being pro-life somehow involves universal access to handguns and helping the sick is an act of outlandish communism.

    Ours look and sound sane, but after the election they take off their hats to reveal the face of Voldermort peaking through their scalps

      1. I’m safe and secure on our side of the pond. And our bunnies get socialised health care. :-)

  29. Is it sad that I can no  longer tell the difference between political ads and their parodies? Was this real? Was this a joke? I genuinely have no idea.

  30. Just one question. Why are we still listening to Herman Cain? Didn’t his 15 minutes of fame end about three months and 24 days ago?

  31. Hahaha!

    But really folks, let’s just face facts. Most small businesses fail because so many people have incredibly stupid ideas/products/services to offer and no business acumen to successfully trick dumb consumers into buying into a stupid idea. 

    Also, most agencies tabulating small business failures include idiots that signed onto their idiot buddies pyramid scheme, made themselves a small business on paper before realizing that nobody wants their shitty scheme product, and most of their friends aren’t as stupid as they are and refuse to join the pyramid.

    Oh hai thet reminds me, anyone want to buy some vitamins that also act as a water filter which can be used to wash your car? If so I’d also like to talk to you about an amazing opportunity to make money even though you’re stupid!

  32. how do we know that this actually isn’t a joke and someone just slapped cainsolutions on the website?, also , I just came up with a theory that would explain the republican candidates, they’ve been offered a high ranking position in the Obama whitehouse in exchange for running absurd campaigns and losing deliberately 

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