We now have a new presidential candidate in the race : Stephen Colbert. This week he announced it on his show, The Colbert Report, and on Larry King Live. Here’s how he declared it :
“After nearly 15 minutes of soul-searching, I have heard the call. … I am hereby declaring that I will enter the presidential primary in my native South Carolina, running as a favorite son.”
He’s going to run as both a Republican and a Democrat, to let the people decide which party he belongs in. (So I reckon he’s an Independent.) While his views on the major issues may not yet be clear (not that they are for all candidates anyway), at least he’s really funny and says some things that real candidates are scared to say.
I’m curious about how many votes he will get in the South Carolina primary…
You can see some video of when he was interviewed by Larry King at this link : Colbert announces bid for the White House.
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Well, Colbert didn’t get approved to be on the ballot in South Carolina. Apparently, two prominent supporters of Barack Obama urged Democratic Party officials to keep Colbert’s name off the ballot. You know what that means — they were scared! I believe it, too. They should be scared of someone who tells things like it is and who actually has a sense of humor like a real person instead of a pre-programmed spokesman.