‘Pokemon: The Movie 2000′ Quoted By GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain [Video]
A few nights back during the Ames Republican Presidential Debate, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain let a pocket monster flag he didn’t even know he had fly by quoting Donna Summer’s “The Power of One,” from Pokémon: The Movie 2000.
“A poet once said, life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line,” said Cain in his closing statement. When asked about the unintended Poké-plug by The Daily Caller, Cain attributed his inspiration to what he remembered as Summers’ closing song at the 2000 Olympics, which as it turns out, never happened (Men at Work played, though, and that was awesome). We can forgive a simple memory lapse — that went down more than a decade ago — but if Cain expects the gamer contingent to choose him, he should probably start referencing Summers as a “Disco Queen” like a champ and cop to his potential anime indulgence.As summed up by Joystiq, Cain’s got a strong track record of quoting “The Power of One,” with snippets of the jam’s lyrics popping up on his official website, during his initial campaign announcement and at the Republican Leader Conference. As inspirational as the song may be, it’d be nice if Cain expanded his repertoire to include lyrics from other jams, like the first North American Pokémon animated series opening or its closing Pokéraps?
Compare Donna Summer’s “The Power of One” poetry from Pokémon: The Movie 2000 to quotes from Herman Cain’s speech below: