Herman Cain may have been knocked off his horse in the 2012 race for the GOP presidential nomination, but his new cheesy Christmas video would suggest he is trying really hard to show he has landed on his feet unscathed.
The four-minute video (see below) titled It's Christmas in America, starts with a Ken Burns effect -- the camera pans toward flickering candles by a fireplace -- with the word Peace fading in and out of the screen.
Cain emerges in soft focus, sitting on a chair next to a Christmas tree and reading passages of Jesus' birth from the Bible.
The former Godfather Pizza CEO pauses during his readings to look up at his wife, who he has been accused of cheating on in the past. The couple stares at each other while smiling sheepishly. The camera zooms into a tight embrace of their hands, which under the flickering candles accentuates Gloria Cain's diamond wedding ring.
A message under the video reads:
Take a moment and watch our Christmas video message, from myself, my family, supporters, and friends across this great nation of ours. As we experience the joys of Christmas this year, let us not forget the birth of Christ and what it means to mankind. I urge you to seek out and offer help and kindness to family, friends and those around us who are less fortunate, perhaps hungry and struggling through these harsh economic times. And a special prayer goes out to our brave soldiers, some far away from home this holiday season, and our hopes they return safely to their families. It is their sacrifice which has ensured all Americans the gift of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and we could not be more in debt, nor appreciative of their service. This is our family's favorite time of year and we wish you and your loved ones all the best in this lovely, forgiving and peaceful season. Have a great holiday and fantastic New Year. Sincerely, Herman Cain
Cain, who earlier this year was leading the polls in Republican presidential nomination race, was kicked out of the ring after several women came forward with complaints of sexual harassment.
Cain took his final punch from an Atlanta businesswoman, Ginger White, who came forward with a claim of having a 13-year affair with the GOP candidate. While Cain denied all allegations, his popularity plummeted, especially among women voters, which resulted in him withdrawing from the race.
When Cain announced he was stepping down, he said 'that spin hurts. It hurts my wife. It hurts my family. It hurts me. And it hurts the American people, because you're being denied solutions to our problems. He highlighted that his wife had not forced him to quit but that instead he felt too distracted to continue.
He said he understood the disappointment of his supporters, but that he had what he called a Plan B. Cain said he would fight for change in Washington politics not as a presidential candidate, but with a new Web site called Cain Solutions.