Watch: Herman Cain’s ridiculous new campaign ad

Some have said it’s a hoax—it’s not—while others are wondering why the GOP’s candidate’s chief of staff is smoking in the video. Either ways, it’s grabbing headlines.

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Some have called it a hoax—although it appears the video is legit—while others are wondering why Block is smoking a cigarette in the ad. Is Cain going for the smokers’ vote (and, more importantly, the Big Tobacco dollars)? The Atlantic asked. Cain and Block have opposed smoking bans in the past.

Hidden meaning aside, the video has grabbed headlines across the Web and inspired someone to launch a @FakeMarkBlock Twitter. Among the tweets:

“The day Obama said he quit smoking is the day I told Herman he had to run for president.”

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