- Posted January 26, 2012 by
Washington DC, District of Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
State of the Union 2012
Herman Cain talks Stephen Colbert following his State of the Union rebuttal
Following his State of the Union rebuttal on behalf of the Tea Party Express, former GOP candidate Herman Cain conducted a Q&A with reporters.
In response to my question about his thoughts on Stephen Colbert's endorsement in South Carolina he responded:
“I think Stephen Colbert’s endorsement of me is a marvelous thing, and here’s why; one of the things that my organization has as an objective is to keep the youth vote inspired, keep the college vote inspired. They’re not going to watch the shows that some of us more mature people watch to find out what’s going on in the race. We have to go to where they are. They're watching the Stephen Colberts, they're watching the Jon Stewarts. So, yes, I accept his endorsement.”
He went on to briefly talk about the Colbert/Cain rally in South Carolina at the College of Charleston and speculated on possible future appearances of this dynamic duo, but then cautioned "I'm not on the ballot so don't waste [the vote]."
Following the Q&A Herman Cain joked around with several reporters and Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer. After giving him a hat with the organizations logo on it he thanked her and put it on backwards. The newly crowned Fresh Prince of the Tea Party then explained he was wearing it like that because he did things "unconventionally."
As he left the Press Club someone asked him if he could carry a tune like President Obama did several days ago by channeling Al Green. He politely declined saying he would "probably crack, and that's what would end up on the internet and it wil go viral."