We need rhymers, not climbers!
Blog Guy, I know you’ve been following Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and his campaign, complete with that Libya video meltdown and the “Cain train,” but what do you think about his latest comment?
You mean where he said, “We need a leader, not a reader.”
Well, it is jolting to hear a candidate say something like that, but I know he loves those rhyming phrases. It’s sort of his trademark. Here are some examples from my own wide-ranging Cain interview, conducted in my imagination…
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Mr. Cain, could you comment on the Occupy Wall Street movement?
And what about the growing problem of homelessness?
We need poems, not homes…
And Mr. Cain, what about health care?
We need verses, not nurses.
I see. You’ve been very critical of the news media recently. Would you like to see all journalists forcibly sent overseas?
Yes. We need deporters, not reporters.
Mr. Cain, what about the idea that actress Uma Thurman would make a better candidate than yourself?
That’s a lie! We need Hermans, not Thurmans!
I see. Do you expect to climb in the polls in the coming weeks?
I don’t care whether my numbers go up. We need rhymers, not climbers!
Top: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain departs the State House in Concord, New Hampshire November 17, 2011.
Left: Cain speaks at a campaign rally in Nashua, New Hampshire November 17, 2011.
Right: Cain autographs a “Women for Cain” sign at a campaign rally in Nashua, New Hampshire November 17, 2011.
REUTERS photos by Brian Snyder