Herman Cain speaks out: His seven most memorable one-liners

Herman Cain's ascension in the Republican presidential campaign has been rich with zingers. Here are seven of Mr. Cain's most memorable quotes.

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1. The electric fence

Last weekend, Cain, hot on the campaign trail, teasingly told supporters in Tennessee that the US could benefit from a structure similar to the Great Wall of China.

“It will be a 20-foot wall, barbed wire, electrified on the top.... And I would put those alligators in that moat!”

The “alligators in the moat” idea referenced a tongue-in-cheek comment President Obama made while speaking on immigration reform in Texas in May. “They’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied,” Mr. Obama said.

Cain later said the quote was in jest, and he responded to critics with another one-liner, “America has got to learn how to take a joke.”

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