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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:05 AM

So how did Cain do in South Carolina?

I'm just curious to know if Colbert's stunt of telling people to vote for Cain did any good? I really hope Colbert decides to get on the ballot, seeing him in the debates would be so great. He's so much smarter than all of those fools running.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:08 AM

1. Just a few thousand people — 1 percent of the vote



COLUMBIA, S.C. — Not many South Carolinians got on board the Stephen Colbert-commandeered Cain Train.

Just a few thousand people — 1 percent of the vote — went for Herman Cain in Saturday’s primary, despite the comedian’s effort to turn a joke out of Saturday’s primary results by urging fans to vote for the former Godfather’s CEO’s, whose name remained on the ballot.

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But despite the positive reception on the College of Charleston’s campus Friday, when Colbert held a joint rally with Cain, college students interviewed said they and their friends didn’t take the joke seriously enough to follow through at their polling places on Saturday.

“Me personally, I viewed it as a gag,” Seth Whisnant, 24, a University of South Carolina student who voted for Ron Paul.

Steve Kropski, 26, a law student at the University of South Carolina, said he thinks most people will take Colbert’s endorsement of Cain as a joke. “I can’t imagine people would [actually vote for Cain], but I never underestimate that there are some people who did.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71773.html#ixzz1kCg3l7aj

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:14 AM

2. I didn't think he would get too many voters for him.

I think if he got on the ballot as himself in another state, he might do good.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:41 AM

3. Finished 5th out of nine...

Around 6300 votes and 1.05 %. Beat Perry, Bachman, Huntsman, and Johnson...

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