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Herman Cain's bizarre bunny-killing metaphor

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Herman Cain's new commercial features a fake rabbit being shot out of the sky, a metaphor for the tax code under a re-elected President Obama. (Source: YouTube/SickofStimulus.com) Herman Cain's new commercial features a fake rabbit being shot out of the sky, a metaphor for the tax code under a re-elected President Obama. (Source: YouTube/SickofStimulus.com)

(RNN) - Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race months ago, but he's still creating buzz by releasing a commercial where a fake rabbit is flung into the air and shot - a metaphor for the future of small businesses and the tax code should Obama get re-elected.

The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza released a new Sick of Stimulus commercial Monday. The ad features a little girl holding an adorable little rabbit while saying, "This is small business."

The girl then places the bunny into a straw bed and says, "This is small business under the current tax code." The rabbit bed then hurls the bunny (now replaced by a fake bunny) into the air. Similar to skeet shooting, the fake bunny is then shot by an actor dressed in a suit.

The commercial ends with the young girl asking, "Any questions?"

YouTube removed the commercial temporarily after it was flagged as inappropriate. Cain took to Twitter and his Facebook page to protest the removal: "This is free speech. This is free speech under YouTube. I have some questions!"

The video is back up on YouTube, and Cain wrote on both Twitter and Facebook that he was back from his "YouTube timeout."

This is the second Sick of Stimulus ad Cain and his super PAC have released. The first one was released in February and showed the same little girl throwing a goldfish on the ground.

"This is the economy," the young girl says. As the fish flops around on the ground, the girl then throws water on the fish and says, "This is the economy on stimulus." The commercial also ends with the girl asking, "Any questions?" Cain stated the goldfish was not harmed.

Both commercials close with a shot of Cain standing on a bluff, staring out over an animated barren rocky landscape, head turned away from the camera.

These are not the first unusual commercials Cain has released. Campaign manager Mark Block ended a spot by puffing on a cigarette and blowing smoke toward the camera in a now much-parodied commercial.

Cain, who withdrew from the presidential campaign after allegations of infidelity, is also organizing an event called, "Cain's Revolution on the Hill," in Washington on April 16 to protest the tax code.

Can has endorsed fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich for president.

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Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race months ago, but he's still creating buzz by releasing a commercial where a fake rabbit is flung into the air and shot a metaphor for small businesses and the tax code.
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