Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Colbert for president

Stephen Colbert is officially running for president. He's going to be in the primaries in South Carolina (his home state). I think I'll try to convince people here to vote him.


Blogger Qian said...

Is he running as a Republican? And if elected, can he stay in character for 4 or 8 years and continue to be funny? There's nothing worse than a president who used to be funny but now is just kind of sad. You know, like Jerry Seinfeld.

10/19/2007 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Turns out Colbert was on the NPR show "wait wait don't tell me". Sounds like he's running as both a Democrat and Republican. Since he's only running in South Carolina, I guess I'll have to settle for a write-in vote in Massachusetts. :(

10/20/2007 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger Qian said...

I listened to that episode of "wait wait" too. Sadly, he said that "it begins and ends in South Carolina."

If you're still undecided in this race, here's a handy site that shows how candidates match up to your views. My bottom 2 were Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee, which is excellent. Unfortunately, Colbert's not included.

10/21/2007 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

No real surprises in that site, although I didn't like any of the proposed answers to the immigration question.

Colbert was brilliant on Meet the Press today.

10/21/2007 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger finou said...

I agree with Vincent; I don't like any of the options for immigration on that test.
Btw, they just had a poll of the students on our campus and apparently 87% are for Ron Paul. I was surprised there was such a huge leader in the opinions of the students at this point in time so early before the election...

10/22/2007 06:23:00 PM  
Blogger Qian said...

I guess they only included positions that are held by at least one major candidate. Apparently everybody in the race is in favor of tighter border security, which isn't too surprising I suppose.

Is Ron Paul the Republican version of Howard Dean this time around? Can he do some real damage in the primaries?

10/22/2007 09:02:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

Here's an amazing poll result with Colbert included.

10/24/2007 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger finou said...

Well looks like it won't happen after all...
article linked from slashdot

11/02/2007 08:32:00 AM  
Blogger Qian said...

Alas, another American dream crushed. Maybe those poll numbers Vicent cited were too scary. I'm sure guys like Richardson breathed a sigh of relief. It would have been embarrassing to finish way behind Colbert.

11/02/2007 09:56:00 AM  

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