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hairypalm's avatar

What type on smokes.....

Asked by hairypalm (889points) March 17th, 2008 from iPhone

what type of smokes does obama use?

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hairypalm's avatar

sorry. It was what type of smokes , not what type on smokes.

okc405's avatar

Clinton 100’s

Perchik's avatar

According to the Chicago-Sun Times, Michelle Obama said he smokes about three Marlboros a day.

pyroplotts's avatar

salems. super menthols

bulbatron9's avatar

I had no clue that he smoked. I assumed this was a racist joke-with Newport’s being the punchline. That would’ve been terrible, I am glad I was wrong.

Lightlyseared's avatar

so is the fact he smokes a vote loser? Curious Brit here.

hairypalm's avatar

what? There is nothing about voting. Just a question about what brand.

Perchik's avatar

some people are turned off by the fact he smokes. My personal opinion is that everyone has vices, at least his wont lead him to having sex with a page in the bathroom…

rawpixels's avatar

I like the fact that he smokes. I don’t like the fact that he’s a left winger.

deepseas72's avatar

How exactly does the answer of “Newports” turn this into a racist question? You lost me on that one.

hairypalm's avatar

some people think all African Americans smoke newports. Why? I have no idea. I prefer crack.

kevbo's avatar

@lightlyseared, his smoking habit is definitely one that is minimized by his PR machine. I wouldn’t call it a vote loser, but smoking is so vilified in the U.S. that it probably would be perceived as a near fatal flaw weakness by the American public. Undoubtedly, the medical establishment would be quick to say how, as a role model, Obama would be setting a horrible example for our youth. So, I just contradicted myself. It is a vote loser.

@deepseas72, Newports are a stereotypically “urban, black” cigarette.

Randy's avatar

@ deepseas Newports are a stereotypical joke because the black community is perceived as poor and newports are cheep.

hairypalm's avatar

makes no sense. Newports are not cheap.

ezraglenn's avatar

He doesnt smoke, that Chicago Tribune article was from 2005. He quit for the campaign.

Perchik's avatar

Well there ya go!

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