Comedian Colbert Campaigns Day Before South Carolina Primary

By: Bruce Smith, Associated Press
By: Bruce Smith, Associated Press
Comedian Stephen Colbert, who says he


Charleston, SC (AP) - Comedian Stephen Colbert, who says he's running for president of "The United States of South Carolina," is urging voters in Saturday's presidential primary to cast their ballots for former Republican hopeful Herman Cain.

The star of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" appeared with Cain at a rally Friday at the College of Charleston. Colbert told a crowd of more than 3,000 - most of them students - that he's "believed in the message of Herman Cain for several days now."

"Herman Cain is a business leader. Herman Cain is a family man. Herman Cain is an outsider. In fact he's such an outsider he is not even running for president anymore," Colbert gushed.

Colbert, who grew up in South Carolina, dubbed the event the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally," complete with cheerleaders, choir, band and, of course, Cain himself.

Cain dropped his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last month after allegations of sexual harassment and a longstanding affair surfaced. His name remains on the South Carolina primary ballot for Saturday's vote.

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  • by Fact on Jan 21, 2012 at 01:33 PM
    Colbert is a Communist who hates and ridicules Southerners. The joke is on all you fools.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 at 06:16 AM
    Four clowns and a comedian. I'll take the comedian over those clowns any day.
  • by Natalie on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM
    I love his show. He is such a great comedian. Because he is a pundant and his show is satire, I find it hard to gauge where he really stands on issues. Where do I find out where he seriously stands on the issues?
  • by Jim Location: Tallahasssee on Jan 20, 2012 at 06:41 PM
    I think that's funny. Colbert is great! We can't stop all these corrupt fat cat politicians who are vying for a chance to get a high paying job at the helm of the Titanic, so let's at least laugh at them.
  • by smart voter on Jan 20, 2012 at 05:26 PM
    The best candidate in the race! Colbert 2012!
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