Stephen Colbert, Herman Cain host rally at College of Charleston (Update: Video)
Update: More than 3,500 folks turned out for the 36 minute event at the College of Charleston.
If you didn't make it, tune into the video up top.
First reporting: First Stephen Colbert tried to sponsor the S.C. Republican primary, then a video campaign was launched to vote for Colbert as Herman Cain, and now he'll be at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard at 1 p.m. today, January 20.
(Update: If you can't make it, tune in via the college's web cams.)
The available-to-the-public "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally" will feature Cain along Colbert so that those who share Colbert's values, will "vote for Herman Cain during this Saturday’s South Carolina Republican Presidential primary. The rally will be in support of their non-candidacies."
You can check out Colbert announcing his trip to the Palmetto State in the video clip down below (along with him singing "Carolina In My Mind") and learn more about attending today's event below.
The gates to the Cistern Yard will open at noon and capacity is 3,500 people. Entrance will be first come, first served. No tickets will be distributed for the event. George Street will be closed between St. Philip and Coming Streets from approximately 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rally is expected to last 15 to 30 minutes.
Colbert and Cain will emerge from Cain’s bus and come through Porter’s Lodge into the Cistern Yard where they will speak from a stage over the cistern. The rally will include the College of Charleston cheerleaders, dance team, pep band, and renowned gospel choir, which is comprised of 150 voices.
Colbert says, “Herman is the only former candidate who truly shares my values. It’s like our values were separated at birth. And our ethics are at least first cousins.”
The S.C. primary is Saturday, January 21.
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