Just hours after one of Herman Cain’s accusers appeared alongside Gloria Allred, the Cain campaign is trying to wrestle back control of the news cycle with another web video.
The video, released this afternoon, is being billed by the campaign as the “next YouTube video” featuring “smoking tractors” — an apparent attempt to recapture the buzz surrounding the now famous video of Cain’s chief of staff Mark Block taking a drag off his cigarette.
In reality, the new video, unlike Cain’s previous web spots, actually looks like a real campaign ad. It focuses on farm industry regulations, and the main voice in the video is that of Dean Kleckner, the former president of the American Farm Bureau who is virtually unknown outside of the agricultural industry. Cain appears in only a few frames.
The message is tailored specifically to Iowa caucus voters, and is an indication that Cain’s campaign has finally shifted its focus away from a national strategy to an emphasis on the early voting states that could make or break Cain’s candidacy.
Check out the video below:
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