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    So who is in on this?


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    Colbert Announces Presidential Pursuit
    By JAKE COYLE 9 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) Stephen Colbert announced his candidacy for president on "The Colbert Report," 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 Tuesday, as red, white and blue 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.

    Shortly before making the announcement, Colbert appeared on "The Daily Show" (the show which spawned Colbert's spin-off) and played cagy, claiming he was only ready to consider a White House bid. He entered the studio set pulled by a bicycle pedaled by Uncle Sam and quickly pulled out a bale of hay and a bottle of beer to show that he was "an Average Joe."

    Colbert said his final decision would be announced on a "more prestigious show," which turned out to be his own.

    "After nearly 15 minutes of soul-searching, I have heard the call," said Colbert.

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

    Colbert said he planned to run in South Carolina, "and South Carolina alone." The state, one of the key early primaries, is also Colbert's native state. Earlier this week, South Carolina public television station ETV invited Colbert to announce his candidacy on its air.

    Exactly 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.

    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."

    The comedian said he would run as both a Democrat and Republican. He earlier explained the strategy: "I can lose twice." He claimed three running mate possibilities: Colbert-Huckabee, Colbert-Putin or Colbert-Colbert.

    Minutes after announcing his presidential pursuit, Colbert welcomed CBS political analyst Jeff Greenfield to ask how he had changed the race.

    "This is going to be one for the books," said Greenfield.

    A spokesman for Colbert said he would be unavailable for further comment Tuesday evening.

    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."

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    That's both hilarious and really scary. I'm sure if he were running for governor of California he would win.

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    I have now found who I am voting for.

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    I fuckin love Colbert. Probably because the first time I watched his show was my first time taking ecstasy.
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    Default Re: Colbert - Colbert 2008

    old news, pat palsen sp all over again .. tired .. canx**
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    Frankly I think politics is far too serious an issue to be joked around with in such a manner...

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    Default Re: Colbert - Colbert 2008

    This is the greatest day of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fober View Post
    Frankly I think politics is far too serious an issue to be joked around with in such a manner...

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    i feel that way sometimes .. i always say you can make a joke about anything, but these are srly times ... canx**
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    Actually, Colbert would probably be a better candidate than some of the ones running right now. He jokes around a hell of a lot, but it isn't like Colbert doesn't know as much as the other candidates.

    Though... That might be a good or bad thing. Colbert would be a better vice president under Jon Stewart though.
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    Default Re: Colbert - Colbert 2008

    has anyone read his book? i just finished it. It's very very good. I'd vote for him.
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    AE is going to be disappointed the find out that Colbert isn't really an extra-right wing bible thumping kill all moslems nutjob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaSigChi4 View Post
    AE is going to be disappointed the find out that Colbert isn't really an extra-right wing bible thumping kill all moslems nutjob.

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    He's not?? Madness!!

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    It's not any more of a joke than Fred Thompson running.
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    Default Re: Colbert - Colbert 2008

    I'm still writing in Ron for my vote. No joke.

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    Default Re: Colbert - Colbert 2008

    didn't they make a movie about this? with robin williams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    didn't they make a movie about this? with robin williams?
    yes, but this is actually funny.
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    Default Re: Colbert - Colbert 2008

    so (as the character from his show) he would run as a republican right? But what if in some crazy miscount maddness he actually won and accepted it, would he run the country as a democrat?
    fuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaSigChi4 View Post
    AE is going to be disappointed the find out that Colbert isn't really an extra-right wing bible thumping kill all moslems nutjob.

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    riiiiiiight.
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    Bushbot.

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    Default Re: Colbert - Colbert 2008

    you really must have some type of mental deficiency
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    That is amazing. Seriously. If I lived in the states, I would vote for him. I do wonder what party he is going to run under though. Or maybe he will go independant. Also, I wonder how seriously he is going to take this. Like, will he take part in debates and anounce a platform, etc, etc.
    Whatever happens... I hope he wins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    That is amazing. Seriously. If I lived in the states, I would vote for him. I do wonder what party he is going to run under though. Or maybe he will go independant. Also, I wonder how seriously he is going to take this. Like, will he take part in debates and anounce a platform, etc, etc.
    Whatever happens... I hope he wins.
    on larry king live his character said he'd run as an independent.
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    That is what I was figuring. I hope he actually takes part in the debates though. Also, is his real name Stephen Colbert? Or is that just his characters name?
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    Default Re: Colbert - Colbert 2008

    its spelled like that but Colbert isn't pronounced like his character pronounces it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEversW View Post
    on larry king live his character said he'd run as an independent.
    actually he said he's running as both a republican and a democrat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samiksha View Post
    actually he said he's running as both a republican and a democrat.
    yeah same thing i guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    its spelled like that but Colbert isn't pronounced like his character pronounces it.
    he actually pronounces his real name like his characters name. His dad let them choose if they wanted it to be Col-Bert or Col-Bear
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    probably the best o'reilly guest i've ever seen.


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    Col-bear sounds better.

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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    i wonder how the other candidates feel about this..

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