Republican pizza CEO ‘raising Cain’ with odd campaign music video

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 9:55 EDT
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How many words rhyme with “Cain”?

If “pain” was one of the first to spring to mind, then perhaps you’ve already seen the new presidential campaign video by former pizza CEO Hermain Cain.

Homespun in the purest sense of the word, footage shows the Republican longshot candidate pitching himself as a black conservative who has “left the Democrat plantation.”

Meanwhile, country western singers try to rhyme as many words as possible with “Cain.” But they mostly just keep saying “Cain.”

As in: “Raising Cain,” and getting on the “Cain train.”

Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, had less than 1 percent support from GOP voters in a Gallup survey last month. His surge since then can be partly explained by a strong showing in the first Republican debate and a high positive intensity score among voters who have heard of him.

Cain has also served on the executive boards of Coca Cola and Pillsbury, and oversaw the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He has never held elected office.

This video is from CBS News, courtesy of News Distribution Network.

With prior reporting by Sahil Kapur.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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