And tomorrow, Stephen Colbert is taking his “Cain for President” campaign right to the people with an event at the College of Charleston.
Billed the “Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally,” the event starts at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Cistern by Randolph Hall. Entrance to the area begins at noon.
The national historic landmark faces northwest off of St. Philip St, between Calhoun and George Sts (see campus map).
"Herman is the only former candidate who truly shares my values,” Colbert said in a press release. “It's like our values were separated at birth. And our ethics are at least first cousins."The release also insinuates Cain himself will also appear.
Describing the event on last night’s episode of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, the Charleston native said “there will be speeches, there will be cheerleaders, there will be a marching band and a gospel band.”
Since Sunday evening, his “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow” Super PAC has been releasing new humorous videos on the upcoming GOP primary election in South Carolina on a daily basis. Four have been issued so far.
The second video advertisement in that series announced endorsement for Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate who ended his campaign in early December. While no longer a candidate, Cain’s name will still appear on South Carolina ballots.
Last night’s comedic ad attacked Colbert himself, encouraging viewers to vote for Cain in protest.
Colbert formed his political action committee with sarcastic intent in 2010, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued ruling that such organizations could not be restricted in their attempted influence on elections.
Declaring himself an exploring candidate (for the office of “President of the United States of the State of South Carolina”) in early January, Colbert handed his Super PAC over to TV cohort Jon Stewart, abiding by the one true restriction implied by that recent ruling.
Currently dubbed “The Definitely not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC,” the organization and its founder have lately received lots of positive attention from the voting public.
A recent poll of South Carolina voters, for example, found that Colbert has a higher positive rating than all of the Republican candidates in the contest.Also see:
- Colbert Super PAC releases anti-Romney video in South Carolina
- Latest Colbert ad: vote for ... Cain?
- Colbert Super PAC: give us money for attack ad so we can end their attack ads
- Colbert PAC releases anti-Colbert attack ad