Herman Cain Acknowledges Pokemon Song’s Inspiration

During his closing arguments in a Republican debate last August, GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain quoted a line from Pokemon 2000‘s “Power of One” song, stating, “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.'” Unfortunately, he did not attribute the quote to its original source at the time, citing a nonexistent poet for the line.

On Saturday, after essentially resigning from the GOP Presidential Race, he finally acknowledged where the quote came from to the joy of Pokemon fans everywhere: “Let me leave you with this, and I believe these words came from the Pokemon movie. The media pointed that out. I’m not sure who the original author is, so don’t go writing an article about the poem. But it says a lot… ‘Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It’s never easy when there’s so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.’ There’s a mission just for you and me.”

So there you go, Herman Cain knows what Pokemon is and Pokemon somehow made its way into American politics! Too bad he didn’t clear up some more pressing issues of his before resigning from the race…