….watch this Saturday Night Live spoof of the FoxNews/Google Republican debate from last week.
Herman Cain said he loved the skit and might borrow from actor Kenan Thompson’s line:
And if “Cain versus more of the same” doesn’t fly, Cain said he’s going to borrow from the season opener of “Saturday Night Live,” in which comedian Kenan Thompson played Cain’s character in a mock debate and suggested that Cain’s pizza mogul background will serve him well as a presidential contender.
“When you ask for it, pizza will be there in 10 minutes,” Thompson said trying to adopt Cain’s Georgia-drawn cadence.
“If you order it, pizza will come, pizza will come, oh, pizza will most definitely come. And if you vote for me, America, I promise you that I will deliver.”
“I think that’s great,” Cain said, laughing. “I’m going to use that in my next debate. ‘If you vote for me America, I will deliver.’ That’s what people are hearing.”
It occurred to me watching this bit at SNL that one thing that was wrong with the Bush White House and is wrong with Obama’s White House is that they both lack humor. Granted our national issues are very serious ones, but we need a little humor once in awhile and maybe that is one element of the Reagan years—his cheerfulness—that made us feel so hopeful about our futures.
I see that comedian Dennis Miller has endorsed Cain. Hmmm…..
Update: Herman Cain rises to the top in latest Zogby poll, here. My guess is that voters are completely fed up with the professional politicians. And, he! he! he! Guess this will put to rest the whole notion that skin color matters to most of us. Morgan Freeman can go back to acting!