Stephen Colbert isn’t content with satirizing the GOP from the comfort of his Comedy Central perch.
Now, the star of “The Colbert Report” is running a faux Super PAC ad in South Carolina slamming GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney.
The spot takes an actual quote from Romney – “Corporations are people” – and fuses it with the former governor’s days with Bain Capital. If Bain eliminated struggling companies, then Romney is a “serial killer,” according to the ad voiced by actor John Lithgow.
Colbert is buying precious air time to make sure people see his comedy – and to hammer away at the likely GOP presidential candidate.
The Obama campaign will have a massive war chest with which to buy advertising, while a gaggle of Obama supporters will likely litter TV programming with more pro-Obama ads in the grand Super PAC style. Will Colbert or anyone else from Comedy Central rush to mock them, too?