Stephen Colbert is Officially Running For President?!

Stephen Colbert is Officially Running For PresidentThe Colbert Report
After handing over control of his Super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, to friend and lead-in Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert set the major media outlets on fire on Thursday as they began reporting that Stephen Colbert is officially exploring the possibility of running for President:

“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 South Carolina,” Colbert said. “This is a difficult decision. I’ve talked it over with my money. I’ve talked it over with my spiritual adviser.”

“Clearly my fellow South Caroliniacs see me as the only Mitternative,” Colbert said.

While the excitement was surely palpable (heck if I know, I wasn’t there to taste the air in the room and in reality excitement has no flavor – it’s not like Tapatio for Christ’s sake), the sad fact is that it is highly unlikely that Mr. Colbert will be able to make a run for president of South Carolina or America.

As HuffPo explains: “Colbert missed the November 1 filing deadline to get his name on the GOP primary ballot in South Carolina, and according to the South Carolina Election Commission, there’s no write-in space on the electronic and paper primary ballots.”

So no do-overs this time. Unless, maybe he could murder somebody, get a job at Haley Barbour’s governor’s mansion and then, you know, “you scratch my back, I’ll stab yours,” a few political favors later and he’s the President of Mississippi!

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About Deborah Brancheau

Deborah Brancheau is the Managing Editor of RestoringTruthiness.org, a political comedy website inspired by the political satire of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Deborah's background is a smörgåsbord of experience. With a bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Theatre and a Minor in Cinema/Television, and a Master's Degree in Communication from the University of Southern California, Deborah took her heavily student-loan-funded education and became a sports-writing, high-school-teaching, graphic-designing, university-professing, broke-bum bastard. When that didn't work out too well, she refunneled her expertise into this new venture, RestoringTruthiness.org.