"I believe these words came from the Pokemon movie."
What are "the greatest nine words ever spoken by an American politician"?
According to Jon Stewart on Monday's "Daily Show," they are these, as delivered by Herman Cain as he announced he is suspending his presidential campaign: "I believe these words came from the Pokemon movie."
Cain went on to recite a few lines from the movie about how life is full of challenges, as explained during the "Pokemon" closing credits.
Stewart and his writers are openly mourning Cain's exit from the race, and not just for quoting "Pokemon" at odd times. His foibles have made Cain the comedian's equivalent, Stewart explained, of a big, juicy steak.
"I'm gonna miss him so much," Stewart said.
See what quote from "Pokemon" Cain really should have used: