Rabbit shot and killed.
Be very, very quiet. Herman Cain is hunting rabbits.
The former presidential candidate is raising eyebrows after releasing a
bizarre, anti-stimulus ad in which a rabbit representing small
businesses is shot and killed.
The 37-second spot — which was briefly pulled from the Internet — opens
with a young girl placing the furry animal into a basket and says,
"This is small business under the current tax code."
The rabbit is then catapulted into the sky and shot by a man holding a rifle.
"Any questions?" the girl asks twice.
Cain is then seen standing on a mountain while a banner of his "Sick of Stimulus" slogan flashes across the screen.
The ad was temporarily taken down from YouTube on Monday. The site
explained the "video has been removed as violation of YouTube's policy
against spam, scams, and commercially deceptivte content. Sorry about
The former Godfather Pizza CEO immediately took to Twitter and said the
move was in violation of free speech. "I have some questions!" he
It was shortly placed back on the video sharing website.
Cain said on his website that "no actual bunnies were harmed" in the making of the ad.
It's not the first spot in which Cain used a dying animal to symbolize
the distressed economy. In February he used a goldfish to represent the
economy with the same girl. She throws the goldfish onto the ground,
where it was left to flop around. "This is our economy on stimulus," she
Cain put the breaks on his presidential campaign in December after his
bid unraveled following allegations of sexual harassment and a long-term
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