Raising Cain from the Dead

Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. sonmi451 says:

    Expecting accountability from pundits is a futile exercise; Tom Friedman still has a job after all. The most they’ll probably say is that Cain has been corrupted by the mainstream media of something similar.

    I’m wondering though how far Colbert can take this before possibly running into legal problems. Who are the people donating money to his SuperPAC for example? Most of them are probably in on the joke and know that Colbert is not really running for President, just running satirically to make a point. But it’s not inconceivable that there are some people who thought Colbert is the real thing. Can they complain or sue for fraud?Report

    • Tod Kelly in reply to sonmi451 says:

      I am assuming they are simply funneling production money through the PAC.Report

      • sonmi451 in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        This NYT profile seems to imply that he’s raising money from real people:

        Colbert declined to tell me how much money was in his super PAC’s treasury, pointing out that “that’s what PACs do — they don’t have to tell you.” But there are almost 170,000 names on the super PAC’s e-mail list, and some 30,000 people have given him money.


        It’s possible that’s just NYT being played by Colbert, heh. If he IS raising money from real people, though, I find that a bit disturbing actually. Sure, if some guy is naive enough to give money to Colbert because he believes the persona on TV is real, probably serves him right for being so ignorant, but still. Doesn’t feel right, is the only way I can explain it.Report

  2. Plinko says:

    Eric Erickson does more than know Cain, he took over Cain’s radio show when the Hermanator quit to run for the presidency. I don’t think that was inconsequential in the way EE went over the top for Cain.Report

  3. James K says:

    I like to think I’m a pretty creative guy, so I feel confident I could think of a less presidential thing for Herman Cain to be doing just a month after “suspending” his campaign. But I’d have to take a few minutes.

    Cream pie fight.  It only took me about 10 seconds too 😉Report