Herman Cain Launches Unusual Web TV Network

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

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? (More Herman Cain stories.)

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