Herman Cain wished the United States merry Christmas via the worldwide Web Wednesday - sending out a video where he's sitting fireside with his wife, Gloria, and reading passages from the Bible.
Early on in the four-minute "It's Christmas in America!" video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdiSwV6calw), the camera zooms in on their intertwined hands as the former Pizza baron reads, "for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
Mr. Cain "suspended" his unorthodox candidacy for the Republican nomination campaign earlier this month shortly after an Atlanta woman alleged that the two had been involved in a 13-year-old extramarital affair. He also had been dogged by old - and new - allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior. He denied any wrongdoing.
Since then, it has been rumored that he would endorse former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for president.
The Web video also features additional Christmas well-wishers - as well as a guy who offers up a "Feliz Navidad." There's also a boy who tells his father, who appears to be a military man stationed overseas, that he misses him. From there, it turns into a music video of sorts, which splices together footage of a woman singing while holding a baby with shots of, among other things, the American flag, a choo-choo train and a Statue of Liberty tree ornament.
As the ad winds down, Mrs. Cain looks straight into the camera and says, "Peace be with you." And Mr. Cain closes it up with "Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season from our family to yours."
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