You heard it here, political show host Stephen Colbert has formed an exploratory committee to possibly run for the President of the United States of South Carolina.
To reach that goal Colbert has turned over control of his super PAC to none other than Jon Stewart to make his run “legal.”
In his best dead pan delivery Colbert will announce on Thursday’s show:
“I am proud to announce that I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for president of the United States of America of South Carolina.”
The idea of running for the President of South Carolina began on Wednesday’s show when he noted that he was actually polling above Jon Huntsman in the state.
If Colbert actually asks for votes he would need to be a write-in candidate since he has missed the legally allowed filing date.
When all is said and done the Colbert write-in is meant to expose the absurdities found in US election laws and the election process all together which takes years to complete and comes at the cost of millions of dollars in taxpayer money.
Do you think Stephen Colbert has the chance to actually beat any GOP candidates as a South Carolina write-in? He probably has more fans in the state then some of the candidates. If Colbert is able to rack up a bunch of write-in votes in the state it could signal to the GOP that their voters have become disillusions with their choices and it could provide President Obama with ammo during the Presidential election showdown.
Do you think Stephen Colbert should be the President of the United States of South Carolina? There’s just one problem…the State doesn’t allow write-ins. Darn.