Ad Compares Herman Cain to Clarence Thomas, Warns of ‘High Tech Lynching’

Nov 3, 2011 6:02pm

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) reports:

An emotionally charged and slickly produced new video obtained by ABC News from the group Americans for Herman Cain portrays the sexual harassment story as a racially motivated effort to destroy Herman Cain.

The video ends with the Clarence Thomas’s closing statement at his 1991 confirmation hearing:  “This is a circus. It is a national disgrace. It is a high tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves . It is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order you will be lynched, destroyed caricatured rather than hung from a tree.”

As Thomas speaks, the video superimposes the words “Don’t let the LEFT do it again.”

Americans for Herman Cain is a so-called Super Pac independent of his campaign.

A spokesman for the group tells ABC News the ad will run on television in Iowa next week and in a series of Internet ads on the Drudge Report and elsewhere.  It will also be emailed to 25,000 Republicans in Iowa.

Watch video of the ad.

For more, watch World News with Diane Sawyer.

Read more HERE about conservative claims that allegations of sexual harassment against against echo the Clarence Thomas hearings.

 

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