[Marxism] Could Stephen Colbert be the next president of the United States?
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Fri Oct 26 13:44:44 MDT 2007
New Poll Suggests Stephen Colbert Should Be Frontrunner Within a Month!
By E&P Staff
Published: October 25, 2007 10:15 PM ET
NEW YORK Less than a week ago, shortly after he announced for president,
Stephen Colbert was favored by only a little more than 2% of Democrats
as the favorite for the nomination. Now, a Rasmussen Report national
telephone survey has found that he gains 13% of voters in a matchup with
Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Hillary Clinton.
With former Sen. Fred Thompson substituted for Giuliani, the host of
Comedy Central's Colbert Report still got 12%.
If he keeps gaining over 10% a week, Colbert should be leading the field
before November is out.
Some wag in the Huffington Post comments section responded that if
Colbert becomes president then George W. Bush in 2009 could provide the
jokes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Colbert announced last week that he would run in the primary for both
parties in his native South Carolina. An appearance on "Meet the Press"
In an unofficial kickoff for the race, the mayor of Columbia, S.C., will
greet Colbert during a visit this Sunday -- and declare it "Stephen
Meanwhile, a Facebook group titled “1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T.
Colbert” has attracted more than 880,000 members in just over a week --
making it the most popular political group on Facebook by far.
Comedy Central, concerned about possible election law challenges, has
taken certain steps, including separating a Colbert campaign Web site
from his regular Colbert Report offering.
Another Huffington Post commenter asked, "They're including him in the
polls???" But a third observed: "I know that Colbert's candidacy is a
joke, but the fact remains that he is the only "candidate" to directly
confront George Bush and the media elite. I think that's why he is
gaining support. Even though he is a comedian, he has heart, brains and
courage. That separates him from the rest of the pack."
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