Colbert 'Mitt the Ripper' ad debuts in S.C. (Update: New video, Colbert becomes Herman Cain)

Update January 17: Since Colbert can't actually run for president in South Carolina, he's decided to change his name — or at least add hysterical confusion. 

The The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC has come out with another ad targeting South Carolina Republican Primary voters. Watch the ad below, complete with Colbert doing his best impression of the real Herman Cain's creepy smile at the end.


First reporting: We've been covering the rise of Stephen Colbert's power in the South Carolina 2012 Primary, and now that Colbert has turned over control of his Super PAC he is free to run for President of the United States of South Carolina

Colbert turned control of his Super PAC over to fellow Comedy Central star Jon Stewart to create an exploratory committee to possibly run for the 'President of the United States of South Carolina.' Recently the now Jon Stewart lead Colbert's PAC, The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, launched their first attack ad on the airwaves of South Carolina.

Via ColbertSuperPAC.com

Dear Super Pac Super People,

Hi again, it’s me, Jon. When I took over this Super PAC, I had no idea there’d be so much email-writing. Also, there are a lot of plants around Super PAC office with extremely specific watering schedules. Seriously, does a Northwood Spotted Fern really need to be watered "thrice fortnightly at dusk"?

Anyway, The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC made an ad, and I figured you’d want to know. I’ve attached the press release below, so hopefully your mouse’s scroll-wheel isn’t broken.

Sincerely,

Jon Stewart
President For Life For Now
The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC Releases First Ad, Begins To Regret Length Of Name

AMERICA – The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC released its first TV ad today, in advance of South Carolina's upcoming unnamed GOP Primary. The ad, which takes an objective look at Mitt Romney's private sector experience, is entitled "Attack In B Minor For Strings."

"Mitt Romney claims to be pro-corporations," said Jon Stewart, President of The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. "But would you let him date your daughter's corporation? Americans have been clamoring for a comprehensive study of this crucial issue, so we splurged for the full sixty-second commercial. We think South Carolinians will agree – they deserve a leader who shares their state's values, and perhaps even their state's initials."

The new spot begins airing today in a major ad buy that will blanket South Carolina from Charleston all the way to North Charleston. Those of you with some free AOL hours left can view the ad here.

The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, officially known as Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, is an independent, expenditure-only committee that's been proudly serving the community since late Thursday.

Watch The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC first ad up top, and checkout the rest of the Colbert Campaign posters over at BuzzFeed.com

The video also mirrors the spirit of what a super PAC that supports Newt Gingrich released earlier this month and was titled "When Mitt Romney Came to Town".

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