When the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on the creation of super PACs, they could never have seen this one coming.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has launched a new advertisement showing a man catapaulting a bunny rabbit and blasting it into bloody chunks, as a little girl compares the animal to “small business” in the current U.S. economic climate.
The ad, a video plug for Cain’s latest web campaign, attacks stimulus policies used to rescue the U.S. financial system at the end of President George W. Bush’s second term, after credit stopped flowing and millions of jobs were endangered by corporate corruption and massive over-leveraging on Wall Street.
Cain’s new ad is also the second in a series: the first is equally cruel, showing a fish dying as it flops around gasping in the mud. In that ad, a little girl says “This is the economy,” as the fish is dumped from its bowl onto the ground. She then splashes the fish with more water, which quickly runs away. “This is the economy on stimulus,” she adds. “Any questions?”
The ad also solicits viewers’ opinions, asking to “help us create our next video” at SickOfStimulus.com.
Cain, who left the campaign trail months ago amid a flurry of sexual harassment scandals, has endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), who is badly trailing former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in polling and delegates.
The anti-stimulus ads aren’t the first time Cain’s videos have caused a stir: during his campaign he released an ad showing a top campaign aide smoking a cigarette and looking very somberly into the camera. It was widely spoofed across mainstream media, and nobody was quite sure what the campaign was thinking when they released it.
This ad was published to YouTube on Sunday, March 25, 2012.
Elizabeth Warren surges ahead of Joe Biden in new Des Moines Register poll of the Iowa Caucuses
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has surged to first place among likely Iowa Caucus-goes, according to a new poll released Saturday night by CNN and the Des Moines Register.
The poll showed Warren at 22%, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 20%.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is at 11%, South Bend Mayor Pete Buggigieg is at 9% and Sen. Kamala Harris is at 6%.
‘He knows I’m actually better at the internet’: Andrew Yang says Trump is too scared to attack him
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang suggested President Donald Trump is too scared to attack him during a CNN appearance on Saturday.
Yang, whose campaign has been buoyed by his passionate online supporters known as the "Yang Gang," was interviewed by Van Jones.
"Part of the thing is that you’re such an unlikely candidate that people, they’re not shooting at you, even Donald Trump doesn’t have a bad name for you yet," Jones noted. "Is that a good thing or a bad thing?"
"Well, Donald Trump hasn’t messed with me online because he knows I’m actually better at the internet than he is," Yang replied, to cheers from the crowd.
Taylor Swift could swing 2020 against Donald Trump — a GOP consultant did the math
Singer Taylor Swift could play a key roll in the 2020 presidential election, a Republican strategist explained on MSNBC on Saturday.
Swift has been public in her criticism of President Donald Trump and told Vanity Fair she is intent to "do everything I can for 2020."
Republican strategist Evan Siegfried was asked about Swift's activism by MSNBC anchor Alison Morris.
"At the same time, Taylor Swift did to something very good, urging people to register to vote months before the election," he noted. "A lot of young people did that."