Cain's Chief of Staff Responds to Viral Web Ad
Campaign spot has pundits buzzing
- Duration 5:05
- Date Oct 25, 2011
Campaign spot has pundits buzzing
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-- Herman -- train picking up new speed on the campaign trail.
A new CBS New York Times poll shows Herman -- leading Mitt Romney.
With 25% of the vote nipping -- -- -- trailing at 21% although that's in the margin of error which is 4%.
Gingrich is a distant third at 10% -- areas I mentioned earlier down at six.
Just a couple of weeks ago.
-- and Herman Cain were tied for first.
-- of course now ahead of him and couple weeks before that -- was at the bottom of the polls.
-- is attracting attention with his latest contribution an online advertising.
We need you to get involved because together.
We can do this we can take this country back.
Joining me now.
The man behind that -- -- in that -- mark block her McCain's chief of staff mark thank you so much for being here.
Looking at the being response to this ad online that you know people are our.
There's a piece in the Atlantic that says it's amazing to -- given the momentum -- has that He seems so on serious about securing the nomination.
And people don't know what to make of your latest contribution.
Message behind this.
Megan thanks first of all for having me on the message behind.
There were on a roll we're excited about what's happening there was no subliminal message.
The fact that I personally.
Would encourage people not to -- it's just that I'm a smoker.
And -- a lot of people on the staff said this let block B block.
That's what it was all about.
To tell people that that -- message is resonating across America whether it's 999.
Or whether it's that new opportunity zones rollout in Detroit last week.
The campaigns on a roll.
In the momentum is with us and we want people to get involved.
Were you trying to appeal to you know folks who are out there you know I was living real lives in a work in the farm.
-- and in Detroit again that kind of thing is opposed to -- -- east to West Coast -- people in media circles who.
Shun smoking and you know sort of a real American things.
But tell you walk -- of a it's a veterans bar in Iowa and they're sitting around smoking.
And you know we we are resonate with them -- -- you know I'm not the only one that's -- in America for God's sake this is this a choice that -- made.
And it was at the end of the at the -- -- bad but the real messes we're trying to get through was the -- train is on a roll.
And we encourage people to go to Harvard came back -- get involved help us take this country back.
I think -- -- message is resonating with main street America and it's obvious by the poll results.
It it it it is resonating -- and I think you're right in the Paul wrote results speak to that but the question that we keep bumping into.
Is where his organization you know there's an end in key early states like.
Well prepared -- -- -- pack.
Like at New Hampshire Florida and South Carolina.
That that that the folks on the ground don't even know who's responsible for his campaign efforts they of the GOP operatives don't even know who to contact.
If they wanna help -- train what do you like that.
-- at first involved it's a people's campaign.
This is grown -- correct organically from the ground up we have operations and Iowa we have offices and staff in Iowa.
New Hampshire South Carolina we just open up Florida we're gonna be opening up Michigan Arizona and the other key states.
People that have and I went to our website her McCain dot com to see where we're located is very easy to get involved -- -- campaign.
Either caller and national office and -- are just go to our website I know you describe Herman Cain as a candidate America has never seen.
It means that He is not a typical politician.
He tells it the way He sees it He has answers.
Not just complaining about the problems solutions and has bold plans like we saw -- 999.
And the opportunity zones -- on Detroit you're gonna see a lot more of this of Herman Cain in the next two months.
Mark patty field out -- you about your shooting his superstar and yourself you're you know isn't there you were -- as chief of staff and -- and -- -- international celebrity.
It's insisting -- it it goes to show that four years ago before the citizens movement of the Tea Party movement of the power of the Internet.
That a gentleman like Herman Cain could be at the top leading than the pole and it just shows would only in America can this happen.
Mark it's a pleasure meeting and -- you thanks so much for coming on thanks for having me -- best.