Stephen Colbert made good on his promise. On the Colbert Report Monday, he promised to release his first television ad on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa, and he has done just that.
The ad — sponsored by Colbert’s Super PAC, “Americans for a Better Tomorrow,Tomorrow” — opens with an ominous Colbert voice over, warning of a “money storm” of conservative interest groups gathering over Iowa, each of them trying to influence voters to support Rick Perry at the Iowa straw poll this weekend.
“They think they can buy your vote with their unlimited Super PAC money,” Colbert says in the ad. “But ‘Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow’ ask, ‘what about our unlimited super PAC money?’”
Colbert’s PAC wants voters to endorse the governor too, but in a slightly different way.
“Write in Rick Parry,” the ad says. “That’s Parry with an ‘A,’ for America … with an ‘A,’ for Iowa.”
Watch the ad:
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