Stephen Colbert, Herman Cain Rally for Votes in South Carolina

Stephen Colbert, Herman Cain Rally for Votes in South CarolinaMSNBC
It might be the first time ever that someone actually told a throng of rally-goers NOT to vote for them for president of the United States … of South Carolina. That’s just what Herman Cain did on Friday after Stephen Colbert spent the first seven plus minutes of their joint rally at the College of Charleston touting the importance of “voting for Cain.”

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?

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