Theoretically, since Colbert is too late to get on the South Carolina ballot and Cain, who dropped out of the presidential race in December, is too late to get off the ballot, Colbert was figuring that if he could convince the voters to comply, any votes for Cain could then be votes for Colbert. Simple enough. Herman Cain was in agreement and agreed to appear at the rally to show his support.
However, Cain had other plans like democracy, enfranchisement, and ethics. He instead told the audience, “Now, Stephen Colbert asked you to vote for Herman Cain. I am going to ask you to not vote for Herman Cain. And here’s why: I don’t want you to waste your vote.”
So that’s Cain’s way of saying a vote for Cain is a vote for Colbert is a wasted vote?
Is it, really? With this GOP field?
- Stephen Colbert is Officially Running For President?! (restoringtruthiness.org)
- Stephen Colbert Asks South Carolina to “Rock Me Like a Herman Cain”! (colbertnewshub.com)
- New Colbert SuperPAC Ad Encourages SC To Vote For ‘Herman Cain’ (Stephen Colbert) (mediaite.com)