Herman Cain Was Quoting Pokemon This Whole Time

“You see, women are like Charmander. Sometimes they evolve into Charizard, and sometimes you gotta catch them in your office by pretending it’s a giant Pokeball. Otherwise, Jigglypuff comes in, starts stealing your potion, and hell, that ain’t right.”

For those of you blissfully unaware of the current state of American politics, Republican presidential nominee candidate Herman Cain has admitted to using Pokemon quotes – which he’d been attributing to a “poet” – during his campaign, including his concession speech on Saturday after realizing all those women he sexually harassed didn’t just disappear when he closed his eyes and wondered when he’d get to finally use his new Oshawott in battle. Via The Huffington Post:

“I believe these words came from the Pokémon movie. I’m not sure who the original author is, so don’t go write an article about the poet, 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 said. “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.”

Ladies and gentleman, your modern Republican party. And yes, I know, “But Al Gore uses planes!” Save it.

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