Stephen Colbert to run for.... PRES-O-DANT!

BravoSierra

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Holy fuck... this might get interesting.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hFzxF7XLwi7Il2DVEE6la0NVo--gD8SAOEEG1

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert announced his candidacy for president on "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night, tossing his satirical hat into the ring of an already crowded race.

"I shall seek the office of the President of the United States," announced Colbert on his Comedy Central show, as balloons fell around him.

Colbert had recently satirized the coyness of would-be presidential candidates by refusing to disclose whether he would seek the country's highest office — a refusal that often came without any prompting.

His recent best-seller, "I Am American (And So Can You!)" afforded him the opportunity to mock the now-standard approach to a White House run, complete with a high-profile book tour.

The Comedy Central host has often mobilized his fans ("Colbert Nation"), encouraging them to vote to have a Hungarian bridge named after him, for example, or to vandalize Wikipedia.com with his version of "truthiness" and "wikiality."

How far the mock conservative pundit planned to stretch his impression of a presidential candidate wasn't clear. Colbert rarely breaks character on camera, including at his memorable speech at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner last year.

Colbert planned to get his name on the primary ballot in South Carolina, where the comedian is originally from. Earlier this week, South Carolina public television station ETV invited Colbert to announce his candidacy on its air.

When recently asked what party affiliation he would adopt if he tossed his hat in the ring, Colbert replied: "Both. I can lose twice."

In a guest column for Maureen Dowd in Sunday's New York Times, Colbert wrote: "I am not ready to announce yet — even though it's clear that the voters are desperate for a white, male, middle-aged, Jesus-trumpeting alternative."
 

tscho123

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i rather vote for him then the other people in this race
 

Evilton

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I'll vote of him.
 

ShooterMcGavin

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Eh, he's got no political experience.

But a Paul/Colbert ticket would be cool.

Funny how President is a problem with me, but Vice President I've got no issue with.

I'm an ass.
 

mikeybot

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I'd really rather vote for him the rest of the jackasses currently running.
 

Kris_LTRMa

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Maybe he can convince Jon Stewart to be his Vice-President?

Either way Colbert has my vote - I'll even add him as a write-in :D
 

Xyn

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I want a president who does a tv show while in office.
 

ratedRsuperstar

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#17
a state of the union address in the "tip of the hat, wag of the finger" format
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"ask not what your country...",
"mr. gorbechev...",
or "...a day which will live in infamy..."

if he goes through with it, past the SC primaries, and actually ends up on the ballot as an indie, green, whig whatever, i'm voting for him
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Xyn

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Aren't those called televised press conferences?
Something like that, only every weeknight at a regularly schedualed time.

I just want him in office so that we focus our military on the biggest threat to our nation:

BEARS!
 

UCFGavin

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the actual amount of press this is getting is ridiculous.
 

moegolden

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it could all be a calculated move/'scam' of sorts in order to circumvent the "equal time" rule and draw opposing candidates as guests on his show and network.
 

MJ001

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it could all be a calculated move/'scam' of sorts in order to circumvent the "equal time" rule and draw opposing candidates as guests on his show and network.
....or it could be a comic/talk show host who wants to take on the ultimate form of political satire by actaully "becoming a candidate" while boosting his ratings...

....or it could have something to do with him having a book out and wanting to boost sales...

....or he could just be bored and why the fuck not run for president if someone's willing to pay your way. I'd do it just to be able to fuck with some of the candidates virtually consequence free.
 

martianvirus

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On the news they said that he is only running in one state. you can't win by doing that.
 

fuckwit

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every presidential candidate can now demand equal time on comedy central.

they will never let him into the debates.
 

guitargod2112

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I don't agree with a lot of what he would do. But I'd vote for him just because he's smarter than any other candidate.