"Oh he is, he is," said Dawson. "So is Arnold Schwarzenegger, but they're also politicians."
The host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" appeared this weekend at the University of South Carolina in the capital of Columbia, where he was given a hero's welcome. The mayor declared him the state's "favorite son" and he received a key to the city.
"I promise, if elected, I will crush the state of Georgia," Colbert told the crowd. "Our peaches are more numerous than Georgia's. They are more juiciful."
Colbert's coverage of his campaign was sponsored by Doritos.