“I am sticking with the mustache.” Herman Cain
Over at Tengrain's place, Tex Betsy posted this Herman Cain video....
In comments, Johnny B quotes from The Atlantic: "Herman Cain’s ‘Yellow Flowers’ Ad Is a Dadaist Meta-Western" By Conor Friedersdorf
“I am sticking with the mustache,” Herman Cain declared on CNN earlier this month, and can you blame him? Some may see a mere personal grooming choice, but I cannot help but be reminded of Dadaist Marcel Duchamp who in 1919 painted a mustache and beard on a postcard sized reproduction of the Mona Lisa, bringing the Dadaist movement to wider popular attention. Can there be any doubt that Cain is the closest an American presidential candidate has come to being a fellow traveler in that movement? It was only when I watched the campaign ad above, titled “He Carried Yellow Flowers,” that it hit me: surf the Internet for explanations of Dadaism, and you’ll find that they double as descriptions of the Cain in 2012 campaign.
As a fan, follower, and "student" of Dadism and Marcel Duchamp, I'd like to answer Conor's question,"Can there be any doubt that Cain is the closest an American presidential candidate has come to being a fellow traveler in that movement?" I'd say there is considerable doubt that he is the closest. He doesn't come close to Mike Gravel's 2008 campaign.
Up next from Herman, a video of a couple of Good Ol' Boys Never Meanin' No Harm taking a piss break during lap 87 of NASCAR Monster Truck Hog Heaven to discuss the virtues of Herman.