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Herman Cain down with Colbert's 'Cain Train'

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Herman Cain down with Colbert's 'Cain Train'

Former GOP presidential contender Herman Cain may have lost his chance to be president, but he hasn't lost his sense of humor.

The former pizza CEO and Pokemon fan took to his Facebook page late Tuesday in his first public comments on the newest face (farce?) in the GOP presidential race, comedian Stephen Colbert.

In a sign that he was fully on board Colbert's refurbished "Cain Train," the Georgia resident said the comedian's endorsement of himself for the South Carolina primary is "very clever and humorous."

Not only that, but he'll be appearing with Colbert on Friday in South Carolina, according to Fox News, who quoted his spokeswoman.

Last week, Colbert formed an presidential exploratory committee and transferred his Super PAC to good friend and Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart. On “The Colbert Report” this week he told viewers that his aspirations were limited in South Carolina due to a technicality.

“The ballot in South Carolina is locked, that means I can’t get on. But being locked also means that former candidate Herman Cain can’t get off,” he said. “If this Saturday (in the South Carolina primary) Herman Cain were to get a significant number of votes that would be a sign that voters are hungry … hungry for a Stephen Colbert campaign.”

Read more: Colbert for prez of U.S. of South Carolina?

On Tuesday, Stewart's Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow Super Pac released its first "Cain Train" political ad, which shows a grinning Colbert with the words "Herman Cain" beside him. The Super PAC's first ad attacked Mitt Romney.

The re-emergence of "Cain" in the presidential race has to have political pundits scratching their head. In December, Cain suspended his presidential campaign after allegations of sexual misconduct.

On his Facebook page late Tuesday, Cain said:

"Anyone who finds what Mr. Colbert is doing offensive, should simply lighten up. To be perfectly clear, I will not be assuming Stephen Colbert's identity. We are very different when it comes to the color of our -- hair."

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