Inside the Political Curtain with John Oliver - Herman Cain

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John Oliver sits down with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to revisit highlights and lowlights from the campaign trail. (6:15)

>> Jon: WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT

I MEAN.

I MISS THAT GUY.

THAT'S WHY WE RECENTLY SENT

JOHN OLIVER TO VISIT 4I78

AND GO INSIDE HERMAN'S HEAD.

CAIN.

WELCOME TO INSIDE THE

POLITICAL CURTAIN.

I'M PROUD TO WELCOME

MR. HERMAN CAIN.

(APPLAUSE)

MAY 21st, 2011, CENTENNIAL

OLYMPIC PARK IN ATLANTA, ARE

YOU ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE YOUR

CANDIDACY FOR THE PRESIDENT

OF THE UNITED STATES, A

SOMBER HUMBLING MOMENT.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

>> LOVE Y'ALL!

MY, MY, MY!

LOVIA!

AH, SCHUKY DUCKY IS THE MAN

TODAY.

>> WHAT THOUGHTS WERE GOING

THROUGH YOUR MIND AT THAT

TIME?

ANY?

>> AH SCHUKY DUCKY WAS A WAY

FOR ME TO SAY I AM THRILLED

TO BE HERE, AND I AM HAPPY

THAT YOU ARE HAPPY THAT I'M

HERE.

>> WHY NOT JUST SAY THAT?

(LAUGHTER)

>> THAT WOULD BE TOO FORMAL.

>> SO IT WAS TOO FORMAL FOR

A SPEECH IN WHICH YOU ARE

ANNOUNCING YOU ARE RUNNING

FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN

THE LAJD.

>> YES, YES.

ON THAT PARTICULAR DAY I DID

NOT HAVE A SCRIPT.

>> WHY WRITE A SPEECH WHEN

YOU CAN JUST SAY THE FIRST

THING THAT COMES INTO YOUR

HEAD.

(LAUGHTER)

>> THAT IS TRUE.

INFORMALITY, I FIND,

CONNECTS MUCH MORE WITH

PEOPLE THAN FORMALITY.

>> HERMAN CAIN SHOWED US

THAT IMPRO I HAVIZATION ON

THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL CAN LEAD

TO SOME MEMORABLE MOMENTS.

>> WHEN THEY ASKED ME WHO IS

THE OF THE UBEKBEKBEKI

STANOZOLOL I'M GOING TO SAY

KNOW, I DON'T KNOW, DO YOU

KNOW.

THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN KNOW

THE HEAD OF STATE FOR ALL OF

THE NEARLY 200 NATIONS ON

THE PLANET.

>> IT CAN'T BE DONE.

>> NO.

>> NO HUMAN COULD REMEMBER.

>> YOU POSSIBLY COULD BUT

YOU WOULD SPEND ALL OF YOUR

TIME TRYING TO REMEMBER WHO

THE HEAD OF UZBEK STAN.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION, I HOPE

YOU DON'T DISAPPOINT.

WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF

UZBEKISTAN?

(LAUGHTER)

>> THE PRESIDENT OF UZBEKISTAN

UZBEKISTAN--

(LAUGHTER)

YOU DIDN'T NEED TO KNOW THEM

AND HAVE NOT FOUND OUT

SINCE.

>> I DID GO AND LOOK IT UP.

AND AT ONE POINT I KNEW HIS

NAME.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT SINCE IT'S NOT SOMETHING

THAT I USE EVERY DAY, IT'S

GONE AGAIN AND THEN --

>> YOU AGREED WITH PRESIDENT

OBAMA ON LIBYA OR NOT?

>> OKAY, LIBYA, PRESIDENT

OBAMA SUPPORTED ITS UPRISING,

CORRECT?

JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT THE SAME THING

BEFORE I AM SAYING YES I

AGREE OR NO, I DIDN'T AGREE.

>> THAT WAS AN AWKWARD

MOMENT.

>> WAS IT?

>> YES.

>> THAT'S RIGHT T WAS.

>> IT WAS AN AWKWARD MOMENT.

>> EXTREMELY AWKWARD.

>> AND I ADMIT.

>> YOU BELIEVEABLY AWKWARD.

>> YES.

>> BESIDES HERMAN CAIN WHO

IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL

PRESIDENT?

>> FAVORITE FICTIONAL

PRESIDENT.

>> OF THE MOVIES, OF

TELEVISION.

>> THERE ARE NO FICTIONAL

PRESIDENTS.

>> YOU MEAN MY FAVORITE

PRESIDENT THAT WAS PORTRAYED

IN A MOVIE?

IS THAT WHAT ARE YOU ASKING?

>> WE'RE BACK INTO THAT

LIBYA SITUATION AGAIN.

AND THIS QUESTION IF IT'S

POSSIBLE IS EVEN EASIER THAN

THAT ONE.

>> YOU SHOULD NOT ANSWER

QUESTIONS TOO QUICKLY, IF

YOU ARE NOT SURE YOU

COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE

QUESTION.

>> IF WILL YOU HUMOR ME, LET

US END OUR JOURNEY TONIGHT

WITH A ROLE PLAY EXPLORING

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.

YOU ARE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

RERT IS BEING ATTACKED BY

ALIENS.

YOU ARE STANDING ON THE

SMOLTEDERING REMAINS OF WHAT

USED TO BE THE OVAL OFFICE.

YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS TO

ADDRESS THE EARTH'S

INHABITANT ITS, TO INSPIRE

THEM TO RISE UP AND RAPEL

THEIR ALIEN IN-- INVADERS,

LOOK INTO THAT CAMERA AND

ACTION.

>> CITIZENS OF EARTH, IT WAS

THE SPIRIT OF HUMANITY THAT

BUILT THIS PLANITY.

IT IS THAT SAME SPIRIT OF

HUMAN NATURE WILL ALLOW US

TO DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST

UNKNOWN ENEMIES.

IT IS THAT SAME SPIRIT OF

HUMANITY THAT WILL ALLOW US

TO DESTROY THE ALIENS.

(APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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