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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.

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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