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Stephen Colbert brought his bid for the presidency of the United States of South Carolina to Charleston Friday afternoon, where he was joined by Herman Cain, the former candidate actually on the ballot in Saturday’s primary for whom the comedian is urging his supporters to cast their ballots in a show of support.

Ridiculing the Citizens United and related decisions that said corporations and individuals can make unlimited, anonymous donations to independent political groups, Colbert used a marching band, choir, and Cain’s goofy singing to rouse the crowd of over 3,000 young people and fans. Here’s the video:

Not everyone finds Colbert’s shtick enjoyable, however. Here’s a video of respected, veteran journalist (and former Democratic operative) Chuck Todd ripping Colbert’s allegedly poisonous influence on our politics:

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