Ed Driscoll

It's Time for Mark Block to Smoke his Last Cigarette for Team Cain

We loved Mark Block’s smoking ad for the Cain team, but this is awfully rookie mistake, or dare I say, a block-headed unforced error:

Whatever you think about Herman Cain’s guilt or innocence regarding sexual harassment, the candidate clearly has his issues when it comes to choosing campaign staff. From Katrina Trinko on The Corner:

On Fox News’ Hannity tonight, Cain chief of staff Mark Block said that Karen Kraushaar — who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment during his time at the NRA – was the mother of a Politico reporter. But while there is a reporter named Josh Kraushaar, he denied on Twitter tonight that he is any relation to Karen Kraushaar. Josh Kraushaar did used to work for Politico, but is now at National Journal.

When Hannity inquired if Block was certain about this, Block replied, “We have confirmed that he does indeed work at Politico and that is his mother, yes.”

We guess it depends on what your definition of “confirmed” is.

The L.A. Times is tweetting that “There will be a presser with Allred/Bennett/Bialek/Krauschaar. I see ratings gold.”

And Newt Gingrich suddenly sees an opening as the next “Not-Romney” candidate.