Block: I'll quit smoking if Cain wins election
November 2nd, 2011
12:40 PM ET
11 years ago

Block: I'll quit smoking if Cain wins election

(CNN) - He made headlines for smoking in a web video last week, but Herman Cain's chief-of-staff Mark Block said he'll kick his cigarette habit if his boss gets elected president.

"When he puts his hand on the Bible, sworn in as the 45th president, it's the last day that I have a smoke," said Block in an interview with The Daily Caller on Tuesday.

Block said his pledge to quit smoking was part of a bet he made with Cain.

The unusual web video last week featured the chief-of-staff lighting up after talking about Cain's unconventional campaign.

The ad prompted a wave of speculation over the purpose of the ad, while Block and Cain hit back, saying "America needs to get a sense of humor."

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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain
soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. anomuies

    we have bigger fish to fry so he smokes big deal , it silly even wasting vaulable time , what kind of man is he ,

    November 2, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  2. texan

    Do we really care?????

    November 2, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  3. Noodle Nose Johnson

    So in other words, he's going to die of lung cancer.

    November 2, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  4. Mariann Pepitone

    I don't know if anyone on this message board read Block's past. Believe me, it is something to read. It appears that Block was looking for a job in the WH if Cain won but that is not going to happen. Both of them are oldies but not goodies and should retire.

    November 2, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. Noodle Nose Johnson

    "Did the MSM hound Obama relentlessly until HE quit?"

    Um yeah they did actually. But facts never get in your way.

    November 2, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  6. The Other Michael in Houston

    Well in that case it would be a good idea for you mr. Block to buy stock in Phillip-Morris, since we all know that Cain will not even the Republican Primary. And yes the MSM did hound President Obama about his smoking habit DP.

    November 2, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  7. mdn

    Smoking is unhealthy. Quitting would only benefit Mr. Block. It's not up for negotiation. For someone running a presidential campaign, Mr. Block dose not appear to be very bright. I wonder what that says about his employer.

    November 2, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. ted

    Woudl you believe this clown is 30 years old? Now can everyone see what smoking does to you?

    November 2, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. cigarman

    I Can only assume that Mr. Block knows that Herbert will never be elected President of the United States, therefore he is not worried about having to quit smoking. LOL

    November 2, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  10. NoTags

    Forget smoking, worry about doctors with their mis-prescribed medications.

    November 2, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. Mark

    It's too bad Block will be smoking all the way to the grave.

    November 2, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  12. cf

    When he puts his hand on the Bible, sworn in as the 45th president, it's the day Hell has frozen over.

    November 2, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  13. Ron

    Hahahaha....this guy's a commedian also. Who would have guessed?

    November 2, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  14. rs

    It would seem to be a safe proposition that you can keep on smoking, sir.

    November 2, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  15. ST

    Oh ya! Mark, cigarettes do not kill it is the smoke, so long as you do not inhale. Right?

    November 2, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  16. Reginald

    Unless he dies of cancer first.

    November 2, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  17. Sogooden

    Well, hope you have your oxygen tank on standby.

    November 2, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  18. Seattle Sue

    Have another cigarette Mr. Block.

    November 2, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  19. Lolo

    I guess he will not give up the habit.

    November 2, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  20. If I had a penny for every stupid Republican I'd be rich!

    Little chance Block will have to give up smoking.

    November 2, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  21. ConservaFASCISTS/TeaHadists/Tea Queda/TeaLiban

    The President quit smoking and didn't need to win an election to do so.

    November 2, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  22. mike b

    If Herman Cain wins the presidency, I'll start smoking crack.

    November 2, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  23. The Real Tom Paine

    Democrat Party- blah blah blah, I hope he keeps smoking too, if for no other ereason than he will die soon, and its one less semi-felon infecting our political process. Too bad you're defending someone who was barred by court order from participating in Wisconsin politics because he could not grasp the concept of ethics, but, I've come to expect nothing less than blind allegiance to anti- American ideals from you and your lot.

    November 2, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  24. David c.

    Block was BANNED from election and campaign work in his native state of Wisconsin for 5 yrs......

    November 2, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |

    Keep smoking , give Herb a few

    November 2, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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