Yes, yes it did.

Oh, my! Using the hashtag #SenatorColbert, Stephen Colbert is angling to become Senator DeMint’s replacement, when he heads over to head The Heritage Foundation.

And tweet, they did. Governor Dean was not alone.


Alas, Governor Haley put the kibosh on it.

And from her Facebook page:

The Colbert Report Stephen, thank you for your interest in South Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat and for the thousands of tweets you and your fans sent me.

But you forget one thing, my friend.

You didn’t know our state drink. Big, big mistake.

Twitter users are still giving it a valiant effort, though. The hashtag is still going strong!

Who will be next with a Howard Dean-style endorsement? Perhaps Jennifer Granholm. Again.