Herman Cain Repeatedly Quoting Pokemon On Presidential Campaign Trail

pikachu22smallIn a climatic moment at last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, Herman Cain summed up his vision for the future with message “Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line” — a direct quote lifted from the song “The Power of One” from the film Pokemon: The Movie 2000. Cain has also quoted the Pokemon movie “on his official website, at his official campaign announcement in May, and at the Republican Leadership Conference in June.” It raises the question, what exactly is going on with Herman Cain and Pokemon? Via Joystiq:

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  • Nunzio X

    Well, I understand the “poke” part, as in, “we’re all about to get poked, really hard and repeatedly with no lubrication utilized.”

    Quoting a fucking Pokemon on the campaign trail.

    We are a doomed bunch of muthafuckers, that’s for sho.

  • Nunzio X

    Well, I understand the “poke” part, as in, “we’re all about to get poked, really hard and repeatedly with no lubrication utilized.”

    Quoting a fucking Pokemon on the campaign trail.

    We are a doomed bunch of muthafuckers, that’s for sho.

  • Nunzio X

    Well, I understand the “poke” part, as in, “we’re all about to get poked, really hard and repeatedly with no lubrication utilized.”

    Quoting a fucking Pokemon on the campaign trail.

    We are a doomed bunch of muthafuckers, that’s for sho.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    I believe the electorate is being trolled.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    I believe the electorate is being trolled.

  • Hadrian999

    god it’s funny when old republicans try to be “hip” and start throwing out pop culture references that are at least a decade out of date, this is even worse than mccain talking about hobbits

  • Hadrian999

    god it’s funny when old republicans try to be “hip” and start throwing out pop culture references that are at least a decade out of date, this is even worse than mccain talking about hobbits

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    At least he wasn’t saying “Gotta Catch ‘em All!” maybe referencing to terrorists?

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    At least he wasn’t saying “Gotta Catch ‘em All!” maybe referencing to terrorists?

  • Anon

    republican liek mudkips

  • Anon

    republican liek mudkips

  • DeepCough

    Well, this could be a ploy to win the “Evolutionist” vote.

  • DeepCough

    Well, this could be a ploy to win the “Evolutionist” vote.

  • RoboKy

    I just think he wants us to be aware of the fact that he would be the very best, like no one ever was…

  • Anonymous

    I just think he wants us to be aware of the fact that he would be the very best, like no one ever was…

  • Phen

    Republicans must have the most disgruntled speechwriters on earth. Bet he inherited Bush’s old crew. They used to pack his speeches with so much irony it was painful. You can hear the open bitterness in, “A poet once said..,” that worn-out lead-in of of dippy philistines who haven’t read a book since second grade.

  • Phen

    Republicans must have the most disgruntled speechwriters on earth. Bet he inherited Bush’s old crew. They used to pack his speeches with so much irony it was painful. You can hear the open bitterness in, “A poet once said..,” that worn-out lead-in of of dippy philistines who haven’t read a book since second grade.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNO4WIBSTF46BHJEBMXX7QSE4E TotusTuus

     First
    of all it’s not necessarily from the Pokemon movie. It could just as
    well be from Donna Summer’s song the Power of  One which was borrowed 
    for the movie.  Donna
    Summer ‘borrowed’ the lyrics from a passage in the 1992 book, “Power of
    One” by Bryce Courtney. That
    said, this can’t be a bigger deal than electing a Pres who believes
    there are 57 states and refers to a corpsman as corpse.With the economy
    going over a cliff and unemployment at 9.1% and food prices
    skyrocketing where it’s hard to provide i’m not sure why this would be
    such a big deal anyway? Herman Cain has the education,business skills
    and experience to do  a heck of a job as Pres.Two months from now who’s
    gonna care about this anyway? It’s news? Stop the presses pls.
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNO4WIBSTF46BHJEBMXX7QSE4E TotusTuus

     First
    of all it’s not necessarily from the Pokemon movie. It could just as
    well be from Donna Summer’s song the Power of  One which was borrowed 
    for the movie.  Donna
    Summer ‘borrowed’ the lyrics from a passage in the 1992 book, “Power of
    One” by Bryce Courtney. That
    said, this can’t be a bigger deal than electing a Pres who believes
    there are 57 states and refers to a corpsman as corpse.With the economy
    going over a cliff and unemployment at 9.1% and food prices
    skyrocketing where it’s hard to provide i’m not sure why this would be
    such a big deal anyway? Herman Cain has the education,business skills
    and experience to do  a heck of a job as Pres.Two months from now who’s
    gonna care about this anyway? It’s news? Stop the presses pls.
     

    • mick621

      oh yeah…. sure that seems completely plausible (backing away from you slowly)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNO4WIBSTF46BHJEBMXX7QSE4E TotusTuus

     First
    of all it’s not necessarily from the Pokemon movie. It could just as
    well be from Donna Summer’s song the Power of  One which was borrowed 
    for the movie.  Donna
    Summer ‘borrowed’ the lyrics from a passage in the 1992 book, “Power of
    One” by Bryce Courtney. That
    said, this can’t be a bigger deal than electing a Pres who believes
    there are 57 states and refers to a corpsman as corpse.With the economy
    going over a cliff and unemployment at 9.1% and food prices
    skyrocketing where it’s hard to provide i’m not sure why this would be
    such a big deal anyway? Herman Cain has the education,business skills
    and experience to do  a heck of a job as Pres.Two months from now who’s
    gonna care about this anyway? It’s news? Stop the presses pls.
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNO4WIBSTF46BHJEBMXX7QSE4E TotusTuus

     First
    of all it’s not necessarily from the Pokemon movie. It could just as
    well be from Donna Summer’s song the Power of  One which was borrowed 
    for the movie.  Donna
    Summer ‘borrowed’ the lyrics from a passage in the 1992 book, “Power of
    One” by Bryce Courtney. That
    said, this can’t be a bigger deal than electing a Pres who believes
    there are 57 states and refers to a corpsman as corpse.With the economy
    going over a cliff and unemployment at 9.1% and food prices
    skyrocketing where it’s hard to provide i’m not sure why this would be
    such a big deal anyway? Herman Cain has the education,business skills
    and experience to do  a heck of a job as Pres.Two months from now who’s
    gonna care about this anyway? It’s news? Stop the presses pls.
     

  • Bob

    you teach them when thier young. you release the phrase when they are needed. pokemon did do seizure test right?

  • Bob

    you teach them when thier young. you release the phrase when they are needed. pokemon did do seizure test right?

  • respect cult

    Got to catch em all. Those votes 

  • respect cult

    Got to catch em all. Those votes 

  • http://www.facebook.com/elpolloloco52 Josh Adkisson

    After reading this, I gained some kind of respect for this man.

    That doesn’t change the fact that he’s a crazy motherfucker who needs to go back to making pizza.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elpolloloco52 Josh Adkisson

    After reading this, I gained some kind of respect for this man.

    That doesn’t change the fact that he’s a crazy motherfucker who needs to go back to making pizza.

  • justagirl
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  • mick621

    oh yeah…. sure that seems completely plausible (backing away from you slowly)

  • mick621

    oh yeah…. sure that seems completely plausible (backing away from you slowly)

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