Cain's Inspiring Quote Is From ... Pokémon Movie?

Or more precisely, from Donna Summer's closing song
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2011 1:26 PM CDT

Herman Cain signed off last night's debate with this 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.'" The inspirational poet? Daily Intel is on the case: Turns out it's Donna Summer, and the quote is from 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," writes Dan Amira.

Better yet, Cain has cited it before and incorrectly attributed it to the closing song of the 2000 Summer Olympics instead of, ahem, the Pokemon flick. Maybe he saw the movie with a grandkid years ago and things got jumbled up, suggests Amira. He "mistakenly pegged it to the summer Olympics, and was too busy fighting the scourge of Sharia to look it up online." Click for the full story, including other clips of Cain using the quote. (More Herman Cain stories.)

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