Stephen Colbert to Host "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain" Rally in SC, With Cain Himself

God bless Stephen Colbert for injecting a little levity into this primary season. (The real GOP nominees may be funny at times, but that hilarity are tinged with horror at the thought of any of them winning the presidency.) Colbert and his Super PAC -- Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, aka the Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC -- have engaged in all sorts of antics this election season, from releasing campaign ads calling Mitt Romney a serial killer to schooling the American public on our nation's bizarre campaign finance laws. Now, Colbert has announced that he will host the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally," along with -- who else? -- Herman Cain.

Politico reports:

“There will be speeches, there will be cheerleaders, there will be a marching band and a gospel band — this is going to be even better than my rally in D.C. For starters, Jon Stewart won’t be there, and I promise not to wear something that shows off so much of my swing voters,” Colbert said on his show on Wednesday night in reference to the skin-tight costume he wore to the D.C. rally last year.

Colbert, whose super PAC released an ad this week urging South Carolinians to vote for Cain, reminded his fans why he has chosen to back Cain.

“There is one candidate out there who has not run a single negative ad. Herman Cain,” he said. “A man who shares my values. That’s why I’ve said a vote for Herman Cain in this Saturday’s primary will be a strong message to me that voters want me to run.”

As Colbert's pal Jon Stewart said of Colbert's antics in a recent New York Times Magazine article:

“It’s bizarre....Here is this fictional character who is now suddenly interacting in the real world. It’s so far up its own rear end,” he said, or words to that effect, “that you don’t know what to do except get high and sit in a room with a black light and a poster.”

The rally is schedule for this Friday.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at January 19, 2012, 7:58am