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.