Skip to comments.Herman Cain stages mock presidential rally with comedian Steve Colbert
Posted on 01/21/2012 10:03:01 AM PST by Scouts Honor
Thousands have flocked to watch a fake presidential rally held by comedian Steve Colbert and one-time Republican presidential frontrunner Herman Cain in Charleston, South Carolina. And in an interesting twist, the crowd, comprised mostly of students, was far larger audience than any at an actual rally during this year's election cycle in the state.
Herman Cain, whose presidential campaign was plagued - and finished - by a string of accusations of sexual misconduct, appeared alongside
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He was on Fox News talking about it. He had 4,000 students from University of Charleston who gave him a huge applause. He says he talked taking action on the economy and doing something to help America. I think it was fine that he did this. Get some more people seeing our side is not a bad thing.
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Agreed. Steve is liberal, but I think he likes to keep things lighthearted and not as shrill as somebody like John Stewart.
It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself, and yes, at your own beliefs. If you can’t mock your outlook, I think you have no business mocking someone else’s.
I think it is wrong of Cain to try to make the SC primary about him hours before the voting.
He bowed out, so GET OUT!
Nein, nein, nein, Herman. Just go away.
I saw a few minutes of Cain on Fox this am. He tried to explain what he was up to partnering with a liberal comedian but he wasn’t very coherent. At least it wasn’t the 9-9-9 crap.
He's just a big lobbyist, lobbying for himself.
Gets him out of the house though.
Honey...I'm going to.....oh, never mind...I'll tell you later.
“I think it is wrong of Cain to try to make the SC primary about him hours before the voting.
He bowed out, so GET OUT!”
I agree. He just can’t seem to stop flailing for media attention.
Actually, I think this is really a sad circus on Cain’s part. Newt came out and defended him several times when he was being macerated in the media, and he also had a one-on-one debate with Cain. During that sit-down Newt was very kind to Cain, and went out of his way to make Cain look good. Now, Cain is attempting to be a distraction in SC, when he could have endorsed Newt and gone on the trail for him. Instead it’s look at me look at me.
This is really sad to me, and I am through with Cain... I have always supported Newt but when Cain was being attacked nonstop I sent him money just on general principles, only now it seems Cain has no principles.
Look at these idiot kids in the video!
They think this **** is for real!
They are deadpan serious.
This crap is dangerous. Shame on Herman Cain for making the process even MORE OF A JOKE for his own personal gain.
I said a long time ago that Cain is nothing more than a Carnival Barker.
Now he proves me to be right.
Before any of you Cain fans jump me, Let me state that if this was Perry and Jon Stewart you would be beside yourselves with outrage.
After Cain accused Perry of being behind the sexual allegations..he really lost me. This is a serious election...not a joke.
Since Cain endorsed Romney in 2008...how is he qualified to give the Tea Party State of the Union address? that honor should have fallen on Sarah Palin.
Sho nuf, you was right.
The excerpt from this event that I heard yesterday on public radio was Colbert explaining to the students how bad the Supreme Court decision was which held that corporations could make political contributions, just as unions do.
I am shocked that Cain would cooperate with this, given that he headed a corporation, unless he really doesn’t care any more about anything other than himself. What a sell-out, or a fool, or both.
“Colbert used the event to mock the influence of money in politics, particularly a Supreme Court ruling in 2010 and the presence of super PACs.
The ruling qualified corporations as people, meaning they had free speech rights and can spend as much as they would like on political campaigns.
‘If corporations are people, then I’m a people person,’ Colbert said at the rally.”
The entire point, summed up in the article, is likely lost on the students at the rally.
Hit the road Herman, and take those damned pizzas with you!
It appears to me that Herman Cain has mental health issues.
Cain is still actng as Mitt Romney’s stalking horse and hoping to take some of his own former supporter’s votes away from Newt. No other reason for him to be pulling this stunt at the last minute. Remember Herman Cain is still on the SC ballot. No way he would have jumped in with this stunt if Romney still had the lead.
Those guys here who were on the Cain train were such fools following his 9-9-9 and electified fence crap.
As a former Cain supporter, sad to see this.
He is showing his political naivete.
Cain had great growth economics as an agenda...now he appears desperate to stay in the limelight.
You know what this is really about?
He is trying to pay off his campaign bills AND angle for another shot at the same time.
With Cain, it’s all Herman, All the time.
BTW, you’re going to catch hell for the vernacular.
I wonder how much he still has in that war chest so many contributed to.
And NO endorsement........ but, “We the People.”....
Nope he is helping Romney, plain and simple.
I don’t know about that, but I have seen people his age and in his stage of life, seriously no longer take this world’s serious issues seriously anymore. All is vanity.
I bet Romney bought lots of Cain’s books among other things.
On the plus side, as SC is crossover state, all Cain votes will come out of the hide of Romney and Paul.
There are still supporters of Cain right here on FR and they will go out and vote for him - not just liberals and dems.
Colbert's ears. Man, those ears. They look at me. They follow me around the room. Especially the one on his right. It looks like it fell off at some point and was slapped back on with super glue. The other one is normal. It is right there where it should be. All happy.
Colbert is a leprechaun or some kind of elf. No question about it. He is an elf! And we all know about elfs! They hate Newts!
Did you see the anti-Romney commercial that the Colbert Super PAC ran on SC TV stations?
There is nothing to laugh at here, as the big joke is on those who supported this clown.
Well now that Cain’s book tour that was badly disguised as a presidential run is over, he’s got to do something to get attention.
First it was the silly “I endorse we the people” cop out, now it’s appearing with Colbert to essentially attack an entirely correct Supreme Court decision.
Herman is approaching clown territory. I still feel sorry for all the people he fooled into sending him their hard earned money. All those folks accomplished was paying Herman’s way around the country so he could sell his book and perhaps stay in the limelight long enough to get a TV gig or a better radio slot.
What party to you belong to? 999 to the liberals maay bae c—p, but to American patriots it is brilliant! By Your own words, the dye is cast. The longer you leave them in the solution, the redder you become.
S.C., vote for Herman Cain!
Wonder if Herman figured out he`s the butt of the whole joke yet?
It’s not funny. It’s not close to funny. Something is very, very wrong with this guy and Cainiacs were going to make him our president. Now those Cainiacs, who had been pushing Santorum, have jumped on the Gingrich train. I think we need to worry.
That 9-9-9 line of his was actually turning into a comic act during one of the debates. Moderator: [ to Cain ] “What do you think of...” Cain: “...9-9-9... Next question. Moderator: “What is your position on... “ Cain: “... 9-9-9...” [ audience laughter ] It was like something out of SNL. I bet they have even parodied that.
Thanks for the link.
First post and all...
“I bet Romney bought lots of Cains books among other things”
Oh-oh. I guess I got that wrong. For some reason I thought a lot of previous Cainiacs were supporting Santorum...and then Newt. Everything is a mess.
999 was so flawed it was ridiculous. BTW, Dems would have LOVED the 333 empowerment zone BS for the inner city ie "My people".
Got that? not "we the people".
“Wonder if Herman figured out he`s the butt of the whole joke yet?”
I feel liberated. We’re finally able to say this guy is a total joke without being called racist.
Probably be some ladies around too. If ya gots the hat, then you likes ‘em phat.
“All Herman, all the time”-——bears repeating because it’s the absolute truth.
If anyone thinks “sho nuf” was racial, they can get a life. I’m Southern-—it’s slang we sometimes use with one another, regardless of race.
I saw your sign up date.
I despise both of the effeminate "funny" guys on Comedy Central. Loathe, abhor and abominate both of them.
And I am ashamed for Cain that he went for this dubious sort of attention.
On Jan 12th Cain went on Don Imus’ show and trashed Gov. Rick Perry.