Open up Herman Cain’s book, This Is Hermain Cain!, flip to chapter nine (of course), and you’ll see in big type at the top: “Forty-Five — A Special Number.” According to the Daily Beast’s Michelle Cottle, Hermain Cain has a worrying obsession with numerology and even writes in his book that, “45 keeps on popping up as I go about the business of being elected — you guessed it — as the forty-fifth president of the United States.” Below, a few examples.
Cain’s “conception, gestation, and birth all occurred within” the year 1945 (his words in quotes).
1945 was also when Reader’s Digest published a version of Austrian free-market economist Friedrich von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, one of Cain’s favorite books. (A few other fans of the book: Rick Perry and Glenn Beck.)
• Assuming Cain does become the 45th President of these United States, he would be inaugurated in 2013, the same year he will be celebrating his 45th wedding anniversary.
• On one of the last legs of a campaign trip Cain once took, he was traveling on Flight 1045 at an altitude of 45,000 feet.
• And last but by no means least, it is hard to overlook the fact that Herman Cain’s now-famous 9-9-9 tax slogan, shares a special relationship to the number 45 — just slice it down the middle, add the two numbers together, and, voilà!, you have yourself a nine. (Proof: 4+5=9)
Herman Cain Is Obsessed With Signs and Symbols [Daily Beast]