Announcing a new political ad, The Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow Super PAC leader Jon Stewart said in an email to contributors:
"Tragic new reports show that South Carolinians can sometimes go for several minutes at a stretch without seeing a single political ad," said Jon Stewart, President For Life For Now of The Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC." Even more tragically, we discovered that one visionary leader wasn’t having his voice heard: Stephen Colbert. Now I can proudly say: He’s still not having his voice heard, because we do not coordinate with any candidate or campaign."
Tell me about it. I had 4 messages on my answering machine today from political candidates (and that’s just the ones while I was out for an hour or so). I’ve had 6 calls from Romney in 2 days! I believe in freedom of speech, but that freedom ends when the fist of the robocaller reaches the nose of the ringer on the telephone inside my house.
I do so hate telemarketing.
The ad itself provides an innovative solution to those, like me, frustrated by being unable to vote for Colbert in the Republican Primary where no write-in candidates are allowed. Our option is to vote for Colbert through a proxy vote for Herman Cain. Brilliant.