Five days into the Herman Cain sexual harassment fracas, a SuperPAC supporting Cain’s campaign is throwing down the so-called ‘race card’ with a provocative web video defending the embattled candidate and mobilizing his supporters.
The video, released last night by Americans for Herman Cain, compares the media treatment of Cain’s harassment scandal to the frenzy surrounding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s Senate confirmation hearings and Anita Hill’s explosive sexual harassment allegations, and closes with a big clip of Thomas’s famous denunciation that the debacle was a “high tech lynching”
Conservative pundits have repopularized the term ‘high-tech lynching’ in reference to Cain’s own sexual harassment allegations this week, but the Cain campaign has so far avoided making explicit comparisons to Thomas. But the SuperPAC, as a technically unaffiliated outside group, has more room to be incendiary.
The ads will run in Iowa next week as part of a fundraising drive to build up field organisation there. Cain’s campaign announced Thursday night that it raised a record $1.2 million in the three days since the sexual harassment accusations surfaced.
Watch the video below:
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