Comedian Colbert campaigns day before SC primary

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Comedian Stephen Colbert appeared with Herman Cain at a rally today in South Carolina, urging voters in Saturday’s presidential primary to cast their ballots for the former GOP Republican candidate.

Why? The star of Comedy Central’s ”The Colbert Report” says he’s running for president of “The United States of South Carolina” as part of his continuing comedic attacks on campaign finance, and Super PACs in particular

However, write-in votes are not allowed in South Carolina’s GOP presidential primary tomorrow, so Colbert is asking voters to vote for Cain, who is still on the ballot, as a show of support.  

Colbert told a crowd of more than 3,000 at at the College of Charleston 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.   

What impact will Colbert have on the primary?  

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Comedian Colbert campaigns day before SC primary

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