One of the most interesting, entertaining and even game-changing aspects of this year’s election season will be the activities of
Stephen Colbert’s (er, sorry, FEC), Jon Stewart’s Super PAC. The Super PAC was formed to shed light on the ridiculous election laws that enable candidates to raise unlimited money, as long as they don’t technically coordinate with their Super PACs. Not only does that give a clear advantage to the wealthiest candidate, it enables candidates’ hands to remain relatively clean, should they choose, by allowing their Super PACs to fling all the really nasty feces.
Last week, Colbert announced that he is considering a run for “President of the United States of South Carolina,” and ran an ad calling Mitt Romney a serial killer for killing off numerous corporations (who are “people, my friend”) during his stint at Bain Capital.
Today, he released a video asking South Carolina primary voters to vote for Herman Cain, despite the fact that he’s not on the ballot.
“The people of South Carolina are frustrated,” says the announcer, “It’s less than a week before the election and there’s still no candidate for us, plus, the economy… Thankfully,” it goes on, “there is still one name on the ballot that stands for true ‘Americanimity,’ Herman Cain.”
“He’s not a career politician. He’s such a Washington outsider, he’s not even running for President.”
The last nearly 20 seconds, in a parody of Herman Cain’s infamous ‘smoking’ ad, show Colbert in a deadpan expression which eventually widens to a somewhat less creepy than Cain, grin.