Stephen Colbert's former super PAC apparently missed his recent appearance on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."
Colbert handed over control of his super PAC to Stewart last week after announcing his intention to explore a candidacy in the United States of America of South Carolina -- all the while promising he wouldn't influence the super PAC in any way. However, during a segment on how Stewart could spend the super PAC's money, Colbert decided to join in the conversation.
To avoid engaging with the super PAC in any way, Colbert pulled out a cardboard TV set and pretended to put on his own show. During the "broadcast," he issued the following proclamation:
"Nation, I am calling on the Super PAC not to run vicious character assassination ads that impugn and borderline slander any candidate -- if in any way those ads can be traced back to me."
In response, The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC released an advertisement that blasted the talk show host and faux political candidate, New York magazine reported. The satirical video, which is narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, mocks Colbert in a style that's reminiscent of other super PAC ads.
Although Colbert acknowledges that a presidential bid would be a long-shot, the whole concept of his run has offered voters a humorous, yet enlightening view of how super PAC money is really spent during political campaigns.
On Friday, Colbert plans to hold a rally in South Carolina with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. The event, entitled "THE ROCK ME LIKE A HERMAN CAIN: SOUTH CAIN-OLINA PRIMARY RALLY," is a lighthearted attempt to create a proxy candidacy for Colbert by using Cain's name, which will appear on the ballot.
"Because Cain and I are so similar, I think that if this Saturday Herman Cain were to get a significant number of votes, that would be a sign that voters are hungry for a Stephen Colbert campaign," he announced.