Colbert Confirmed for Friday
Charleston's own GOP spoofer Stephen Colbert hosts 'Rock Me Like a Herman Cain' Friday at College of Charleston.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Stephen Colbert, host of the "Colbert Report" and conservative character, will host an event dubbed "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Cistern, according to the college's media relations office.
Colbert is running for President of the United States in South Carolina, but he threw his hat into the GOP presidential primary too late to appear on the ballot. So he's told his audience members that a vote for now-dropped out candidate Herman Cain is a vote for Colbert.
Colbert is a Charleston native and has previously meddled in the 2008 Democratic primary when he ran as a Republican, but was denied being placed on the ballot. In late 2011, he sought to gain the naming rights of the S.C. GOP debate and also host his own debate.
Most recently he said his Super PAC, which now belongs to host of the "Daily Show" Jon Stewart, would fund county costs uncovered by the S.C. GOP during this Saturday's primary.
The event will be short and Colbert will not be available for press to ask questions afterward, according to Melissa Whetzel, of the college's media relations department.