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Colbert's New Candidate: Cain

Unless, of course, you don't like Cain...

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 19, 2011 5:45 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Rick Perry (er, “Parry”) used to be Stephen Colbert’s preferred presidential candidate. But with the Texas governor's poll numbers down, it’s time for a new pick with more promise: Enter Herman Cain. Colbert touted Cain’s controversial “electric border fence” idea, which, of course, was totally a joke. “Electrified fence, classic joke,” Colbert chortled last night. “But the real punchline to the joke is that it’s not a joke, as Cain clarified in Phoenix the next day. Yes, you see, he’s joking—unless you’re into the idea. In which case he means it.”

“It’s like when you say to your girlfriend, ‘Hey, your old college friend Donna is crazy and so much fun, we should have a three-way! What? I was joking! Why would we do that? Stop crying!'" Colbert explained, concluding, “Today, the Colbert super PAC officially endorses Herman Cain for president. Unless you’re not into him, in which case, I’m just joking.”

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