Video of the Day: Ain't No Love for Herman Cain

One of Herman Cain's supporters on YouTube evidently thinks the presidential candidate has something in common with Jay-Z. It's unlikely that the music in this clip was licensed for pro-Cain use, but it's a selection from "Heart of the City," an iconic track from the 2001 album The Blueprint. The song can now also be heard in Chrysler commercials.

The chorus, "ain't no love in the heart of the city," seems apropos of Cain's current bombardment with questions and criticism in light of the sexual-harassment allegations that have dogged him since last week. The song is generally about professional envy, haters, and an expression of disregard for those who aren't feeling 'Hov. Coincidentally, Cain's campaign has basically adopted the same posture, blaming a Rick Perry consultant for the ongoing scandal and protesting that rivals and the media want to bring Cain down because of his success.

Part of this video does take place in an apparent city, as Cain walks (in slow-motion) through a graffiti-adorned tunnel, looking pretty cool and tough.

Video credit: beatobamawithacain/YouTube

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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