To those who think Herman Cain is just about 9-9-9, think again.

Businessman Herman Cain. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Cain did take a moment in his address to the ballroom of enthusiastic activists to recite a poem that he recently wrote in appreciation of the conference venue: the Renaissance Hotel, at 999 Ninth Street NW.

Cain’s poem, “999 9th Street”:

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. 9-9-9 is scheduled to speak

Some will say, it’s just pure luck

Others will say, it’s for a few bucks

To heck with the skeptics who don’t have a plan

Because 9-9-9 has captivated the Land

So jeer if you will the 9-9-9 man

Soon, it will become the law of the land

“I didn’t want Obama to erase it from the Internet before you had a chance to see it,” Cain told the crowd.

He went on to take a page from Mitt Romney’s playbook, reciting verses from “America the Beautiful.”

Cain told attendees that if President Obama is re-elected, “We’re going to be living in a nightmare; we’re going to be living in an absolute nightmare.”

Of polls showing Obama with a 48 percent job-approval rating, Cain asked, “Who are these stupid people?”

And of the task facing conservatives in November, he said: “Let me tell you how you defeat Goliath: with an army of Davids.”