August 12, 2011

It's not everyday you see a would-be Republican nominee for the highest office in the land find inspiration in the music from a children's cartoon and tell America about it. Ok, well Herman Cain didn't exactly do that, saying instead he was quoting "a poet". No matter. I was so impressed I had to have a little fun with this surreal image. Via NYMag:

One of the weirdest moments of last night's Republican debate probably slipped completely under the radar for most viewers. This moment occurred in Herman Cain's closing statement, when the former pizza-chain CEO recited a favorite inspirational quote:

"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.'"

Nothing strange about that on the surface, until you Google the quote and you realize that these words of wisdom were uttered not by a poet, but by disco queen Donna Summer in her song "The Power of One." Even more bizarre, this isn't even one of Summer's classic hits — she recorded it just over a decade ago as the theme song for Pokémon: The Movie 2000.


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