Herman Cain has suspended his bid for the presidency. He was by far the most interesting of the Republican candidates running for the 2012 election – at least for gamers.
His big policy that got him noticed was his 9-9-9 tax plan – a 9% tax on income, business transactions and federal sales. This was a radical plan, even more so when you realize that these are the same tax rates as the default ones in SimCity. Some thought that Cain got the idea for the 9-9-9 plan from SimCity, however Cain later explained that he did not knowingly cite SimCity for the 9-9-9 numbers.
Amid the sexual harassment scandal that has forced Cain to suspend his presidential campaign, his farewell speech included one of his favorite quotes: a quote that originated from a Donna Summer song – from a Pokémon movie. The song Cain quoted is “The Power Of One,” from “Pokémon: The Movie 2000.” The quote is: “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.” I give Cain props; even after a staffer alerted him to the actual origin of the quote, Cain stood behind it, again citing it as his favorite quote.
Two video game references from the same candidate this election season was truly too good to last. So thank you, Mr. Cain; you kept things interesting. These references should last me until the 2016 elections, but by then I will expect even greater things. Don’t disappoint me, rulers of our country.