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Stephen Colbert Gets Cold Reaction From South Carolina Mothers At CafeMom Town Hall (VIDEO)

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Comedian Stephen Colbert may be convinced he can run for president in South Carolina, but mothers of the Palmetto State don't appear to agree. At a recent town hall sponsored by mother-centric website CafeMom, South Carolina matriarchs weighed in on the entertainer's upstart bid to shake up the state's Republican primary and decided, rather overwhelmingly, that he should butt out.

Asked by pollster Frank Luntz to describe Colbert, mothers characterized him using such words as "very liberal," "wacky" and "Charleston dandy." The town hall attendees were then asked to respond to a taped statement by Colbert in which he repeated GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's refrain that "people are corporations."

(Watch the entire CafeMom segment above)

Colbert transferred control of his super PAC to his Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart last week in anticipation of forming of an exploratory committee to investigate a potential presidential run in South Carolina. While state GOP officials have insisted that Colbert's late entrance and the lack of write-in ballots in presidential primaries will make it impossible for him to mount a run, Colbert has remained defiant.

"They say I can't get on the ballot in South Carolina?" he said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "They said you can't go to the moon. They said you can't put cheese inside a pizza crust, but NASA did it."

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