Jon Stewart Prays to God That Herman Cain Runs for President in 2016

Ben Cosman

At the Republican Leadership Conference over the weekend, Herman Cain announced that he may run for president in 2016. But maybe isn't good enough for Jon Stewart: "It is imperative that this man run for president."

"With the presidential election a mere 888 days away, there's one question many people are asking," Stewart said on last night's episode of The Daily Show. That question, despite the RNC's trepidations, is a simple one: Will Herman Cain give us an encore of his fabulous 2012 campaign in 2016?

"It makes sense that people would ask because, you know, people, if you do run, have a lot of plans to make, like moving themselves and their families out of the country," Stewart said. 

Simply the thought of a Cain run had Stewart giddy last night. But there's one catch: Cain said he'd run only if God wants him too. 

"So you will run, but only if God says to? Going for the ol' Jehovah-bump. Well if I may say, I really hope that God tells you too, because I would like that very much," Stewart said. Then, with a junkie-like fervor, he ran through some of Cain's highlights from 2012: "Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan," "Nine Nine Nine," that time Cain quoted the Pokémon movie.

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Stewart decided his only option was to pray to God, asking him for a Cain 2016 campaign.

"Are you there, God? Hello, it's me, Jon Stewart," he said. "Our lord who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name – I gotta have this. Amen."

Well, if God doesn't answer Stewart's prayers, there's some one else who might:

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