December 5th, 2011
01:48 PM ET
As Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain suspends his bid amidst allegations of sexual harassment and an affair, he leaves us with an entertainment-related (and, to some, probably entertaining) news nugget.
On Saturday, Cain announced that he was suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, and his parting words included a quote from an unlikely source: A song from “Pokémon: The Movie 2000.”
The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza said this weekend as he has previously during his campaign, "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.”
According to GQ, he's previously attributed the quote to "a poet."
In an interview with the men's magazine for its December issue, Cain said he'd heard the quote during the 2000 Olympics before he was informed of the real source behind his words: the lyrics from the “Pokémon” movie's theme song, "The Power of One," sung by Donna Summer.
Cain also cleared up the citation during this weekend's announcement: "I believe these words came from the Pokémon movie,” he said, noting, “the media pointed that out."
Cain continued, "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.”
Cain then delivered his favorite Pokémon quote again.
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