Contact Us

‘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:

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://comicsalliance.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!