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Herman Cain’s new video

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

Herman Cain is out with another good new video.

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There is a lot to notice here. Below are a few things that caught my eye…

Around the 2:22 mark, you’ll see that Cain can even get Lee Fang of Think Progress to laugh (and possibly, mock Obama). How many GOP candidates would have this rapport with what is essentially a liberal tracker?

At around the 3:30 mark, Cain says: “My great, great grandparents were slaves, and now I’m running for President of the United States of America. Is this a great country, or what?” This struck me as a good line — and a reminder that Cain is, in a sense, a metaphor for The American Dream.

Around the 3:10 mark, I’m pretty sure that’s Joe The Plumber saying, “Hey Obama, you’re going to raise a billion dollars? Well we’re going to raise some Cain, brother.” Dr. Alveda King also makes an appearance.

(Aside from the video, Cain is also up with a spiffy redesigned website.)