Who Will Board ‘The Herman Cain Train’?

By Dschabner

May 31, 2011 7:55pm

ABC News' Katie Slaman reports:

Herman Cain’s campaign released a new music video Tuesday called “The Herman Cain Train,” touting the GOP presidential candidate’s business experience as well as his tea party support. 

The video begins with a country singer calling Cain a “true son of the south” and the singer encourages people to “get on board the Herman Cain Train.”

“Seems like things are kinda upside-down, sure could use someone to turn ‘em around, Herman Cain.  He’s done it before, he can do it again, his train’s coming to town like a hurricane, Herman Cain,” the singer belts out, referring to Cain’s experience as the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza.

Present throughout the video is Cain’s clear support of the tea party.  He’s shown speaking at rallies and makes a point to defend tea party followers against allegations of racism. 

“I was speaking at tea parties before it was cool,” Cain said early on in the video.  “To all of those people who say the tea party is a racist organization, eat your words,” Cain later said while standing with his arms around a group of presumed tea party supporters.

Cain is a tea party favorite. In February he won a straw poll in Arizona held by the Tea Party Patriots, but could the Georgian win the Republican nomination?  The most recent Gallup Poll shows Cain with 8 percent support, not too far behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 17 percent support and Sarah Palin with 15 percent.

Cain traveled throughout New Hampshire over the holiday weekend to bolster support for his bid for the nomination. He ran into another potential GOP candidate and tea party favorite, Michele Bachmann, between a radio show taping she was doing in Concord, New Hampshire.

"Some people have the idea just because you're both running for the nomination that you don't like each other. I love this woman," Cain told reporters after giving Bachmann a hug.

Cain is expected to participate in the GOP presidential primary debate scheduled for June 13 in New Hampshire.

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