It's been nearly a week since the first presidential debate, but the Obama campaign hopes Mitt Romney's Big Bird gaffe is still strong enough in the minds of voters that an ad lampooning the GOP nominee's vow to "crack down on Sesame Street" will slow down the post-debate momentum evident in the latest Pew Research poll.
Some campaign ads are clearly better than others.
Just because Herman Cain '12 made an ad featuring chief of staff Mark Block as some kind of kooky, hatless Marlboro Man does not mean that you should start smoking, or that smoking will make you look like a suave campaign operative, or any such thing. No, the takeway of that commercial was this: "let people be people," and also (and more importantly?) "Mark Block smokes."