Presidential Campaigning: Who writes YOUR speeches?

Call me a glutton for punishment when it come to rallying at the absurdity of the human condition, but I can’t help but follow shit like the GOP nomination process, which is currently underway in the U.S. 

In fact, if I were more dedicated to this blog, politicians like Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachmann and Newt Gingrich could probably provide me with enough material to post every day from now until the end of time.

Of particular interest was seeing the one-time frontrunner to run as the Republican candidate, Herman Cain, dropping out of the race this week.

Cain, who presumably learned everything he needed to know to be President of the United States whilst acting as the CEO of Godfathers Pizza, was dogged recently by numerous allegations of sexual misconduct and impropriety. One woman, a ‘Ginger White’, claimed she had a 13 year affair with Cain, a liaison that only ended shortly before Herman decided to run for President.

Easily enough bullets to stop the Cain campaign in its tracks. It’s never a fantastic idea to put your faith in the discretion of a woman whose name sounds like either a) a stage name, b) a sitcom character, or c) a kind of upmarket cocaine.

However it also came to light this week that one of the main tenets of Cain’s well-rehearsed rallying speech across America looks like it was, ahem, ‘borrowed’ from an 11-year-old cartoon movie.

Prefacing his statement with “A poet once said”, Cain has spent the past few months repeating ad nauseam that “Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. But it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line”.

Too bad that ‘poet’ was actually the songwriter for the animated film, ‘Pokemon 2000’:

Who says politics these days isn’t just a series of soundbites designed to grab the attention of the lowest common denominator???

No word as yet on whether Barack Obama is going to co-opt the lyrics to the theme from ‘Duck Tales’ for his own campaign.

Although when you think about it, life really IS like a hurricane innnnn Duck-Berg…

BPM

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2 Responses to “Presidential Campaigning: Who writes YOUR speeches?”

  1. Benjamin the Donkey Says:

    “Ginger White” is an oxymoron!

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