A new video featuring Mark Block, chief of staff of the Herman Cain campaign, has a lot of people talking. But not saying anything good, necessarily.
Block’s a bad reader and a camera ham, are many of the critiques, and what makes the video most questionable is its closing shot – a closeup of Block taking drags from a cigarette.
In fact, the video is getting lots of press attention from countless media, who are criticizing the “Now is the time for action!” piece for that same reason.
Just the fact he’s supporting Cain, though (let alone working for his campaign), has many wondering “what is that guy smoking?”
Offering an answer to that question is none other than SC Forward Progress, which produced its own spoof on that questionable video earlier today (see link in left column).
And just in case you didn’t see the original Cain ad, click here to see the original on youtube.
Aren’t those two videos rather identical? I mean, neither one of those guys is making any sense or telling any truth. (Add in the fact that both of them are ugly, awaiting cancer, and will absolutely never ever ever make it in Hollywood, well ….)
Okay, now let’s make this a serious article – in his video, Block seems to give physical indications that he doesn’t support what he’s saying. In other words, he’s openly lying in his statements.
Notice the 0:26 to 0:32 segment of the video. He’s making positive statements about Cain and the campaign, but is shaking his head in a horizontal “no” direction.
“This is a subconscious movement,” reads one dialog of body language interpretation, “so it means they don’t believe in what they just said.”
Immediately following that segment, running from 0:32 to 0:40, Block invites viewers to “get involved” with the campaign. But as he says such in that 8-second portion, you see him leaning to his left while holding up his right hand; that’s a defensive stance, as if he self-consciously fears that folks will take him up on that invitation, or punish him at some time for offering it.
And throughout the video, his brow appears clenched as if he’s tightly focusing his eyes, which never move their center of focus away from the camera. Maintaining consistent and heavily focused eye contact is another lie indicator,says a different source, as if the speaker is striving to be sure you’re only receiving his spiel and without any distraction that might tell you the truth.
Of course, who’d be so brave to work for Cain’s campaign and still tell the truth about him?