Embattled Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain has released an animated campaign video in which his “9-9-9” tax plan slays a monster: the federal Tax Code.
The video is subtitled, "Help Herman defeat the Tax Monster!" It opens, "The federal Tax Code is an overgrown monster, but it's not even a cool monster. It's a dorky, mechanical monster held together with a bunch of tattered red tape and driven around by squirrelly bureaucrats."
The nearly six-minute-long video, released on YouTube, is entitled “9-9-9: The Movie – Slaying the Tax Monster.” The animated video, which debuted Monday, discusses Cain’s plan for substituting a flat 9 percent rate on both individual and business taxes, along with a national sales tax of 9 percent, and how it would simplify the Tax Code.
Cain’s latest video follows an earlier one that provoked controversy by showing his campaign manager, Mark Block, smoking a cigarette at the end. Cain has been losing support in the polls since that early video, however, after a string of allegations of sexual harassment from different women surfaced from his days as CEO of the National Restaurant Association. On Monday, another woman stepped forward claiming she carried on a 13-year-long affair with the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Cain has denied that allegation, along with the earlier claims of sexual harassment. He was rumored Tuesday to be considering dropping out of the campaign and held a conference call telling staffers he will be "reassessing" over the next several days the viability of staying in the campaign, according to National Review Online.
In the meantime, you can click on the player below to watch the video, which may turn out to be his campaign's swan song.
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