October 22, 2011

WAS HE CAMPAIGNING IN THE HIMALAYAS?

Herman Cain's Numerology Fixation (Michelle Cottle, 10/21/11, Daily Beast)

In Chapter Nine of This Is Herman Cain--entitled "'Forty-Five'--A Special Number," Cain notes that his "conception, gestation, and birth all occurred within" the year 1945 (true of pretty much anyone born in the last three months of that year). He then launches into a detailed account of how "45 keeps on popping up as I go about the business of being elected--you guessed it--as the forty-fifth president of the United States of America."

Meaningful signposts include events both past (in 1945, Reader's Digest published a version of Friedrich von Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, which Cain ran across last year and loved) and future (in 2013, the year the 45th president will take office, Cain and his wife will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary.)
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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks while unveiling his "Opportunity Zone" economic plan in front of the Michigan Central Station, an abandoned train depot, October 21, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. , Bill Pugliano / Getty Images

In some cases the digits 4 and 5 are only part of a figure, like the times when one of Cain's weekly commentaries ran to 645 words or when the final leg of a campaign trip took place on Flight 1045 traveling at 45,000 feet.
45,000 feet?  Really?  That's unlikely even if the campaign was this presidential, ridiculous if it was a prior statewide.



Posted by at October 22, 2011 4:59 PM
  

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