Charleston native and Comedy Central TV star Stephen Colbert wants to inject his brand of comedy into the media circus that is happening in Charleston surrounding the GOP presidential primary. He has scheduled a rally tomorrow, complete with gospel choir and marching band—-and former candidate Herman Cain.
Colbert, who cannot be on the ballot, wants people to vote for Cain, who is still technically on the ballot. But, the punchline is, Colbert would count it as a vote for himself.
AUDIO: Sheree Bernardi of WTMA in Charleston explains (:45)
The Colbert event –and the statement he is trying to make– not sit well with some of the national media who are in the state for Saturday’s primary vote.
Today in Rock Hill, at a Winthrop University forum, NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd had a strong opinion about what he is doing to the process.
AUDIO: NBC’s Chuck Todd on Colbert