My post today on The Drum is about the nuttiness of the Republican Party. Rather annoying for me is that as soon as I sent it off I realised I had forgotten to include mention of Herman Cain’s speech in which he announced his campaign was being suspended. Cain said this:
"I believe these words came from the Pokémon movie…
"I’m not sure who the original author is, so don’t go write an article about the poem. But it says a lot about where I am - where I am with my wife and my family, and where we are as a nation.”
"Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it's never easy when there is so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.”
The “poem” was actually the song played during the credits of the movie Pokemon: The Movie 2000.
I think that is just about the most wonderfully crazy thing I have ever heard a politician say.
Also the piece had this line:
“but with the winner revealing him/herself somewhat in the way Obama, Clinton and Reagan did when they defeated an incumbent president.”
Obviously Obama did not beat an incumbent.
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