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Should Stephen Colbert Run for President?

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Political comedian Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he would put together a committee to explore the possibility of entering the South Carolina primary on January 21. He revealed the idea by inviting his lawyer, former Federal Election Commission chairman Trevor Potter, to his show and having him point a few things out. As the owner of a political action committee with permission to raise unlimited amounts of money from wealthy individuals, Colbert clearly has some legal issues to address.

First, Colbert asked Potter if he could keep the Colbert Super PAC while running. The answer was no. However, he could legally turn it over to Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show" and proud business partner. Potter explained, "Being business partners does not count as coordination, legally." The PAC, now referred to as The Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC, is now under Stewart's control.

Because Colbert's public persona is a satirical take on conservative pundits, the prospect of running in the Republican primary (apparently as his character) has strange implications, but it seems more like an attempt to uncover and point out loopholes in the political system than a serious attempt at being elected. He ran last election, too, but bailed after being denied a spot on the South Carolina ballot. Then again, he reportedly beat Jon Huntsman in some poll.


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  • ehrhornp Aurora 2012/01/16 07:19:18
    ehrhornp
    +2
    When the election process has come down to electing whores. The supreme court has basically made politicians whores. The collect money so that they can screw the public. Steven is pointing this out in his own cleaver way. Sometimes comedy is the best weapon against what is corruption.
  • frjm ehrhornp 2012/01/16 17:31:16
    frjm
    Aurora
    And people like you are the one's responsible for the corruption. Let's keep looking at the elections as a joke and vote people like obama in as much as possible.
  • ehrhornp frjm 2012/01/16 17:35:31
    ehrhornp
    +1
    Aside from the fact that Obama is a moderate conservative, he is sure better than G W Bush or any of the clowns running today for the republican nomination.
  • Aurora frjm 2012/01/17 12:22:06
    Aurora
    ?????????????
    Are you just so angry that you just can not read comments right? I said a federal election was NOT a joke.
  • Aurora ehrhornp 2012/01/17 12:24:18 (edited)
    Aurora
    not bad

    haha not bad obama meme is so fitting......

    You are so right on your comment. It's been done is the past But at the same time there has to be some sort of action that follows. Ans i still can't help but thing that by mocking this we are in turn insulting the intelligence of the American people, no? I just don't see how. To be honest all the "real" choices this year strike me as liars.
  • frerardforever 2012/01/16 04:25:11
  • Lisa 2012/01/16 04:09:50
    No
    Lisa
    +2
    No he should remain the bad comedian that he is!
  • MO.gal 2012/01/16 04:09:11
    No
    MO.gal
    +2
    No, I don't think he should run for president. We have enough GOP comedians running now.
  • frjm MO.gal 2012/01/16 17:05:14
    frjm
    Poor misguided "Yes we can" obama parrot.
  • jdemme 2012/01/16 03:29:01
    Yes
    jdemme
    +2
    I wonder if Stewart would be his VP...
  • Haley 2012/01/16 03:05:33
    Yes
    Haley
    +2
    I love Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. They're so freakin hot ;D Srsly tho the spotlight that Colbert is shining on the Citizens United decision is so important. They are just too funny.
  • frjm Haley 2012/01/16 17:14:36 (edited)
    frjm
    haley

    And you, haley, are so freakin stupid I hope you forgo voting this year.

    Sadly your avenues of education are hampered. Might I suggest you find a source which provides an actual education instead of Colbert and Steward.
  • Haley frjm 2012/01/17 01:26:14
    Haley
    lol please shut up you pompous douche
  • No
    υяsυℓα  vεηgεαηcε ►нαя∂ cσяε sтяαιgнт ε∂gε◄
    +2
    This is a joke right?
  • (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<) 2012/01/16 02:30:20
    Yes
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    +2
    Why not have another clown in the running?
  • frjm (>*~*)>... 2012/01/16 17:00:35
    frjm
    Might as well, your clown is already in office.
  • (>*~*)>... frjm 2012/01/17 00:58:54
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    I know they are all clowns.
  • keeper 2012/01/16 02:29:01
    No
    keeper
    +1
    He may be better than BHO, but he would not get my vote~~
  • joe mauro 2012/01/16 02:26:23
    No
    joe mauro
    +2
    we have enough to worry about already
  • wcake 2012/01/16 01:24:31
    No
    wcake
    +2
    No, He is a nut like Al Franken!
  • Mike 2012/01/16 01:08:21
    No
    Mike
    +2
    Sorry Steve you have no chance
  • Freeranger 2012/01/16 01:02:34
    No
    Freeranger
    +2
    Another idiot who thinks he's funny. My sense is that while boys were playing football outside, he was taking voice lessons.
  • Brainfart " Bane of the Col... 2012/01/16 00:37:58
    Yes
    Brainfart " Bane of the Collective "
    +1
    Why not He is just as big a Clown as the one we have now..
  • JoeM~PWCM~JLA 2012/01/16 00:19:02
    Yes
    JoeM~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    His satire and sardonic humor are not to my liking, but I appreciate his effort to bring focus to the abusive use of super PACs by both parties.
  • Kalayaan 001 2012/01/16 00:10:55
    No
    Kalayaan 001
    +3
    Is a debate even necessary?
  • CallusedSilk 2012/01/15 23:59:02
    Yes
    CallusedSilk
    +3
    At the very least, it'd be hilarious.
  • Næthan Æterna 2012/01/15 22:29:02 (edited)
    No
    Næthan Æterna
    +4
    I used to like Stephen Colbert. I even bought his book I am America (and so can you!) on the fly at an airport. I used to watch him until I realized he is mocking any and every thing I care about.
  • drdos1943 2012/01/15 22:13:11 (edited)
    Yes
    drdos1943
    +4
    Colbert should run for president...the reason being that whoever votes for him will be a vote that Obama doesn't get...and if by some chance, he wins....we will be better off than we are now. Colbert is a lot more conservative than he leads you to believe. The same goes for Jon Stewart. Neither are ideologues like Obama is. However, neither have the experience of being arm-twisting politicians.
  • Joey drdos1943 2012/01/16 05:19:41
    Joey
    Obama is not a ideologues Obama; 20 years go he would have been a republican.
  • drdos1943 Joey 2012/01/16 13:30:55 (edited)
    drdos1943
    In response to the first phrase, "Give me a break." (Do you know what an ideologue is? It is not necessarily a bad thing. Obama is a perfect example.)

    In response to the second, "lol."
  • Joey drdos1943 2012/01/16 14:23:31 (edited)
    Joey
    I know what one is , but its seems that you do not .
  • drdos1943 Joey 2012/01/17 04:08:24
    drdos1943
    When you attack the messenger, you've lost the argument.

    Happy New Year and God Bless.
  • Jackie ... Joey 2012/01/17 04:17:01
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    OMG, Obama is a complete ideologue - Clinton, when he lost Congress, moved to the center and became a pretty damn good president. Obama lost the House and keeps going with ideology, 60-70% believe the nation is going in the wrong direction and Obama keep going with his ideology. He is a far far left ideologue and always has been - his voting record confirms it as do is idiotic ideas. Mr Incompetent, as I fondly call him, must go
  • Joey Jackie ... 2012/01/17 04:23:15
    Joey
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/...

    I have found that most things that Republicans Say Obama has done he has not . For example Obama has being the lowest Taxing President in almost 50 years.

    Obamacare , as have been pointed out was something that republicans came up with .

    Name me 5 polices that hate obama for , and please don't be vague
  • Jackie ... Joey 2012/01/17 16:51:49
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    1. have no idea what you mean by hate Obama - hell, I don't even know him. I think he is incompetent and bad for the nation - that is not hate but is an evaluation of his actions and presidency
    2. Obamacare is all his, along Pop Tart Pelosi - it was a very bad bill from its inception and 61% of the nation did not and do not want it. The mandate is, in my opinion, unconstitutional and I believe the Supreme Court will declare it so - I expect a 7-2 decision.
    3. I realize that some view him in another light and, certainly, they are entitled to their opinions; however, 60-70% believe the nation is going in the wrong direction and I am one of them.
    4. I am hard pressed to come up with a single action I agree with - so will not list 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 that I disagree with - suffice it to say, I think he is wrong for this country on every level. He and his policies are better for Venezuela, Brazil or the like.

    Done, have a good day
  • Joey Jackie ... 2012/01/17 17:38:29
    Joey
    Obamacare- Was based of of a what Mitt did, but it good to see that you could not point out 5 things that they made Obama an ideologue .
  • Jackie ... Joey 2012/01/17 17:39:44
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Actually you are buying rhetoric instead of facts - Hang in there, democrats rely on the uninformed.
  • Joey Jackie ... 2012/01/17 17:45:10
    Joey
    If you where so informed you would be able to make up your statement . And since you did not know that Obamacare is a based on what Mitt does it shows that you are not even informed at all . When you think of five thing come talk to me . And I will leave with with this from your own party.


  • Jackie ... Joey 2012/01/17 18:06:00
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Screen says "Missing Plug-in" - rather like you!
  • Joey Jackie ... 2012/01/17 19:47:16
    Joey
    So you can not even configure your computer right and you want to call other people names .

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