Presidential candidates are parental figures. They are supposed to make us believe they will protect us from all the scary things out there. Neither presidential candidates, nor parents, are supposed to be scary themselves. Or extremely weird.
But watch Herman Cain’s “Cigarette” ad or his “Yellow Flowers” ad and tell me your skin doesn’t crawl. These ads aren’t dumb like Carly Fiorina’s “Demon Sheep”” or Christine O’Donnell’s “I Am Not a Witch” or John Huntsman’s Zen guy on motorcycle in the desert. Cain’s ads are the weirdest I’ve ever seen and his smile at the end is the creepiest.
My initial response to Cain was that he was a Joker. Now I’m convinced that he’s not playing with a full deck.