Colbert's presidential run isn't funny

Besides, too much has gone into getting the right to vote to treat the ballot like a game. Cain, who held a joint rally with Colbert in South Carolina on Friday, should know better.

Colbert’s suggestion that people vote for Cain is almost akin to Rush Limbaugh urging his GOP listeners in Texas and Ohio to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2008 just to keep the Democratic primary battle going. Limbaugh called that contest “too good a soap opera.”

Pranks, I suppose, have their place. But in a process that picks the president of the United States? It doesn’t touch my funny bone.