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Herman Cain sings 'imagine . . . there's no pizza' [video]

October 18, 2011|By James Oliphant
(Karen Pulfer Focht/AP )

A video of a 1990s-era Herman Cain signing an ode to pizza to the tune of John Lennon's "Imagine" now making the rounds on the Web is hotter than an extra-large double cheese.

It was uncovered by the Omaha World-Herald in the course of doing a story on the presidential candidate's days as chief executive of the Godfather's Pizza chain. Cain lived in Omaha for most of the 1990s.

As Slate first reported, the lyrics of the song go like this:

Imagine there's no pizza
I couldn't if I tried
Eating only tacos
Or Kentucky Fried
Imagine only burgers
It's frightening and sad

You're lucky you have pizza
To feed your kids for you
Only frosting or cookies
And no dishes you must do
Imagine eating pizza
Each and every day

The World-Herald story has who knew Cain in those days crediting him with helping to stabilize the Godfather's chain. Cain has cited his business acumen as one reason why he is qualified to be president.

Cain, 65, is also a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in Kansas City, Mo., and former chief executive and lobbyist for the National Restaurant Assn.

He is an accomplished gospel signer who last weekend broke into song while on a bus tour of Tennessee. Although nothing, well, tops this hymn to pizza.

Here it is:  

For another mash-up of presidential politics and fast food, take a look at another video from the 90s:


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