October 28, 2011 Mark Block, the smoking aide to Herman Cain who stars in the video that has gone viral, has the kind of personal history that typically makes people want to keep a low profile. An Associated Press story by Ryan J. Foley and Shannon McCaffrey reports that Block, Cain's chief of staff, was banned in Wisconsin for three years from running political campaigns. And that's not all.
October 25, 2011 If you thought the whole Herman Cain phenomenon couldn't get any stranger, think again. A new Cain campaign video shows Mark Block, his campaign chief of staff, delivering a soliloquy into the camera, saying in part how unique the candidate and campaign are before he then takes a drag from a cigarette.