Herman Cain: An American Presidency - American Exceptionalism

  • Aired:  10/16/12
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John Oliver asks would-be President Herman Cain to point out where on his body he feels that America is the world's greatest country. (3:27)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA BE ON ON

THIS VERY PROGRAM TO DEBATE ME.

BUT AS EXCITING AS THAT WILL BE

TO INTERVIEW A SITTING PRESIDENT

IN THE STUDIO HERE IS RAY SHOW

WHERE WE COULDN'T HELP BUT

WONDER WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN

ROUGHER -- REFERRING, OF COURSE

TO THE HERMAN CAIN PRESIDENCY.

IN OCTOBER OF 2011 HERMAN CAIN

LED THE POLLS FOR THE REPUBLICAN

NOMINATION.

TRAGICALLY AMERICA WAS DENIED A

HERMAN CAIN PRESIDENCY BUT

RECENTLY I SAT DOWN WITH MR.

CAIN FOR A SERIES OF

CONVERSATIONS TO EXPLORE SOME OF

THE TOUGH DECISIONS HE WOULD

HAVE FACED IN OFFICE.

I PRESENT TO YOU HERMAN CAIN, AN

AMERICAN PRESIDENCY.

TONIGHT AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM.

>> I TRULY BELIEVE THAT AMERICA

IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD.

>> HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO

CRITICS, SIR, WHO SAY THAT

AMERICA IS NO LONGER THE

GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?

CRITICS LIKE HISTORIAN AND

ECONOMISTS.

>> MY RESPONSE WOULD BE ON WHAT

BASIS DO THEY MAKE THAT

ASSERTION.

>> ON THE BASIS OF FACTS AND

FIGURES.

>> I WOULD HAVE TO KNOW WHAT

FACTS AND FIGURES BECAUSE

NUMBERS DON'T LIE.

BUT SOMETIMES LIARS USE NUMBERS.

>> SIR, WHERE IN YOUR BODY DO

YOU FEEL THAT AMERICA IS THE

GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?

>> RIGHT HERE.

NOT IN THERE, NO.

NO.

BECAUSE WHAT IS IN YOUR HEAD CAN

BE MISLEADING.

>> THE CRISIS --

>> OKAY, MR. PRESIDENT, 48 HOURS

AGO A MAN IN INDIA BROKE THE

CHICKEN WING EATING WORLD RECORD

AS WE SPEAK AN AMERICAN HERO

CALLED DWAYNE IS TRYING TO BREAK

THAT RECORD.

HE HAS EATING 32 WINGS.

-- 322 WINGS.

HE HAS THREE MINUTES LEFT AND HE

IS THINKING ABOUT GIVING UP.

YOU NEED TO INSPIRE HIM AND IN

DOING SO INSPIRE AMERICA.

THREE, TWO, ONE --

>> DWAYNE, MAN UP!

AND REMEMBER THESE WORDS.

IF YOU THINK YOU CAN'T, YOU

WON'T.

IF YOU THINK YOU DARE NOT, YOU

DON'T.

IF YOU LIKE TO WIN THIS CHICKEN

WING EATING CONTEST BUT THINK

YOU CAN'T, THEN CHANCES ARE YOU

WON'T.

LIFE'S BATTLES DON'T ALWAYS GO

TO THE FASTEST, THE BIGGEST, OR

THE STRONGEST CHICKEN WING

EATER.

I BELIEVE IN YOU DWAYNE.

LOANT LET AMERICA DOWN.

>> GOOD NEWS.

HE IS FEROCIOUSLY EATING WINGS

AGAIN.

THERE'S A DOCTOR ON SITE WHO

SAYS IF HE CONTINUES HIS STOMACH

MAY EXPLODE.

>> STAND DOWN, DOCTOR, AND

THAT'S AN ORDER FROM THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA.

>> NEXT TIME ON HERMAN CAIN AN

AMERICAN PRESIDENCY.

DIPLOMACY?

>> AMERICA WILL NOT

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