10/06/2011 12:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Colbert Applauds Herman Cain's Gay Choice (VIDEO)

Chris Christie and Sarah Palin not entering the race, and Rick Perry and Mitt Romney continuing to be Rick Perry and Mitt Romney respectively, has left the field wide open for Herman Cain to make his big move.

Since it looks like Cain is on track to become the frontrunner, he has to get those GOP talking points out there and what better way to do it than an appearance on "The View"? First issue: Herman Cain believes homosexuality is a choice. Now, that's money in the conservative bank!

Colbert applauds not only Cain's brave statement of belief, but also his fortitude in waking up each morning and choosing to not be gay. However, he should tread carefully with his statements regarding the existence of science. We're trying to win nominations here Mr. Cain, not congeniality awards.