TheDC Exclusive: Herman Cain poem makes ’9-9-9′ coincidence rhyme rhyme rhyme

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is set to give a political speech before conservative activists Friday at a hotel with a street number he’s clearly excited about: 999.

The “9-9-9” tax reform plan promoter is a scheduled speaker at the Faith and Freedom Conference at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

The hotel is located at 999 Ninth Street.

Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, made a splash in the GOP presidential primary by offering his own plan for throwing out the tax system and replacing it with a 9 percent income tax, 9 percent corporate tax and 9 percent sales tax.

Throughout his campaign, Cain remarked often about his love of numbers — especially the number 9.

When The Daily Caller asked Cain spokesman Kathy Hoekstra to respond, she passed along a poem written by Cain himself on the coincidence:

999 9th Street      (By Herman Cain)

999 9th street is the place to be.
The Renaissance hotel in Washington, D.C.

A major conference there was meant to be.
Where Mr. 999 is scheduled to speak.

Some will say, it is just pure luck.
Others will say, it’s for a few bucks.

To heck with the skeptics who don’t have a plan.
Because 999 has captivated the Land.

So jeer if you will the 999 man.
Soon it will become, the law of the Land.

“He’s Baaack”

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