Herman Cain Launches Unusual Web TV Network

Comes complete with a dancing man named Kivi
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2012 8:08 AM CDT
Herman Cain speaks to guests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on June 8, 2012 in Rosemont, Illinois.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Herman Cain has an Independence Day gift for America: his own web TV network. Chock-full of "real American" political videos, CainTV.com's programming ranges from animated features to documentaries, Reuters reports. "They think we are stupid," the former candidate says in one clip, "Give a Lamb a Gun," about gun control and the Fast and Furious scandal (watch here). "We are not stupid," a banner declares. Adds Cain: "We the people are coming, and we want our power back."

The press coverage in the lead-up to today's big debut has been as, well, quirky as the one-time candidate himself. ("Herman Cain's New TV Network Is Blowing Our Minds" headlines a HuffingtonPost article). Writing for Yahoo, Mike Krumboltz notes that he's not really sure if CainTV is supposed to be a network or a website ... or "some video that a kid made on iMovie." But based on the teaser, Cain is definitely after a big audience, writes Krumboltz. "There are cartoons that rip President Obama. There's a documentary on border dangers. And there is a man named Kivi dancing across the stage with an odd accent." Now how can you pass that up?

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