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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Tis_I
Oct 19, 2011 12:20 PM CDT
This narcissist actually has a book out called: This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House by Herman Cain
Mad
Oct 19, 2011 10:47 AM CDT
Why can't the nightly news do this? Show actual footage of the candidate sincerely saying one thing, then denying they meant it, then re-affirming their point again. Republicans just LOVE to be played.
mbenker
Oct 19, 2011 10:01 AM CDT
I don't see how you can want to like Herman Cain. He isn't rational. He sounds dumb and always seems to have an ego. No way.