Herman Cain quotes Pokémon again

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  • Monday, December 5, 2011

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Herman Cain once again quoted Pokémon the Movie 2000 in a speech submitting his resignation from the 2012 Republican Presidential Race yesterday. This time, he correctly attributed the quote to its original source.

Herman Cain, Pokémon Master (courtesy of Getty Images)

Toward the end of his speech, Cain said,

I believe these words came from the Pokémon movie. 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.
  -- Herman Cain  

The line is from the song The Power of One. In August, Cain used the same quotation to end a Republican debate, but did not attribute it to Pokémon.

He first attributed the quote to "a poet," and later claimed he had heard the song over a montage following the 2000 Summer Olympics.

While Cain was a frontrunner in some polls, it is not known how many of his supporters were Pokémon fans. An unofficial poll on Bulbagarden showed he had the support of two out of 32 Bulbagarden forum members.