Friday, October 21, 2011
Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine: Startling Connections Between gop-er Pres Candidate Herman Cain & Late Rock Legend John Lennon Revealed...
I saw a poll Thursday in which republic partisan presidential candidate Herman Cain now leads Mitt Romney by seven percentage points in the critical early nominating state of Iowa. This must have the gop-er "establishment" (which heavily favors Romney) absolutely perplexed, despite their habitual posturing that Cain has no chance at the nomination given his lack of organizational and fundraising apparatus in place in most states.
And seemingly adding to the current good (instant) karma for the "Cain Train" are the many remarkable emerging similarities and connections between the Hermanator and the late great John Lennon. Would Lennon have been a Cain supporter? Lift me up off the floor after I stop laughing. However, a strangely eerie connection is there, undeniably. To wit:
1. Everywhere a Number Nine: The number nine was very important to Lennon. It seemed like all of the important dates of his life always had a nine in them. Lennon used the number nine in a number of song titles and lyrics over the years. For example, check out sometime (at the very bottom of this post) the "number nine" chant in Lennon's "Revolution No. 9" from the Beatles' White Album. And what's Herman Cain's most significant proposal and buzz phrase? "9-9-9" of course, in reference to Cain's plan to overhaul the federal tax system. Lennon would liked the plan's name, if not (likely) the substance behind it.
2. Imagine That: Perhaps the ultimate Lennon signature song was "Imagine," a truly beautiful song regardless of what you think of the Utopian lyrics. And what song from Herman Cain has recently gone viral on YouTube? That would be Cain's 1991 AD version of Lennon's "Imagine" -- which Cain altered slightly (OK, a lot) to become "Imagine There's No Pizza" -- at a Godfather's Pizza convention. You just can't make this stuff up.
3. The Rumors of His Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Lennon -- often as the inadvertent result of his own songs and lyrics -- had to entertain constant questions about "Paul Is Dead" rumors throughout the 60's and 70's AD. Cain had to entertain the issue of the Godfather's Pizza chain being dead when he took over as CEO in 1986 AD, proclaiming to employees at the time, "We are not dead." (True story)
4. The Kansas City Connection: Lennon recorded "Kansas City" with the Beatles and once (also with the Beatles) played old Municipal Stadium over at 22nd & Brooklyn in Kansas City. Herman Cain was previously chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In addition, Cain has been previously blamed by the American left for being a key factor in bringing down HillaryCare in 1994 AD after he challenged Bill Clinton on the proposed legislation at a town hall meeting in -- you guessed it -- Kansas City. This is really startin' to get weird.
5. We Were Poor, But We Had Love: Both Lennon and Cain grew up in "working poor" families and were raised by women in the services industries (Cain's mom a maid and Lennon's Aunt Mimi a secretary).
6. A Couple of Albert Einsteins: Cain grew up in the 60's AD on Albert Street in the Collier Heights neighborhood of Hotlanta. Lennon once sang about Albert Hall in the 60's AD, positing the question of how many holes it would take to fill up the joint (an historic English concert hall). Not to mention, there were two different Alberts (including one of the Einstein variety obscured over Lennon's right shoulder) amongst the motley crew of characters adorning the Beatles' legendary Sgt. Pepper album cover.
7. Well I'm Not Going to Try THAT One Again: Both men were heavily linked to two of the worst presidential campaigns in modern American history: (1) Cain worked for the Dole/Kemp campaign in 1996 AD; and (2) Lennon was a huge supporter of the 1972 AD campaign of George McGovern -- to this day perhaps the only major presidential nominee in American history to the left of Barack H. Obama.
8. The Walrus Was Paul: John Lennon once sang about "yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye." Herman Cain has experienced the same phenomenon up close and personal, having now watched Rick Perry's performance in the last several gop-er debates.
9. #9 Nightmare: Lennon was truly victimized by incessant bullshit efforts by the Nixon administration to harass him and deport him from the country. If Cain ends up being the gop-ers' nominee for president, he will likewise learn a whole new meaning for the word "victimized" as he experiences personal attacks from the campaign of the most Nixonian president since Tricky Dick himself, Barack H. Obama -- a man whose campaign has previously publicly vowed to "kill" the gop-er nominee next year through character assassination. Better be careful what you wish for, Herman. Imagine there's no decency...