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Colbert's Presidential Bid Denied

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ifilus, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Stephen Colbert's bid to get on the ballot for the upcoming Democratic primary in his home state was shot down on Thursday (November 1) by the executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Colbert's bid was voted down 13-3.

    A recent national poll by a Republican polling firm of likely 2008 voters showed that in his short time in the running, Colbert was coming in at 2.3 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, which put him in fifth place above Governor Bill Richardson (2.1 percent), Congressman Dennis Kucinich (2.1 percent) and former Senator Mike Gravel (less than 1 percent).

  2. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    So anybody can run for president, as long as a committee says you can. Democracy in action!

    I blame bears.
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I can't wait to see the show tonight.

    And who the hell gets their news from MTV.com?
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Has the writers' strike started yet? If so, you might get a rerun.
  5. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    This is sad, because he went through all the right channels. Just sad indeed.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Well, chances are I'll forget to watch anyway, so it might not even matter.

    Thanks for the warning.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Only the Democratic Party would see the positive attention Stephen Colbert provided their party and say "no thanks. We prefer being mocked by "serious" journalists."
  8. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    I have mixed feelings about this. Colbert is brilliant and his campaign was pretty savvy. It would have been funny as hell to see him in the debates, if he did them in character. (And that would have scared the shit out of some of the candidates...you think robots like Hillary or Romney would want to debate with Colbert? God knows what he would say...)
    But the ABC News story quotes the head of the South Carolina Democratic Party and he brought up some good points -- Colbert wanted to run as a Republican too and he was just running in one state. The South Carolina Democrats say candidate needs to run only on their ticket. Plus, presidential candidates should be on the ballot in several states to have a viable candidacy. Can't really argue with that.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Lamar Mundane

    Lamar Mundane Member

    If Kucinich or that psycho from Alaska is on the ballot, the SC Dems have no basis to deny Colbert as a "non-serious" candidate.

    Come on, is there a Dem candidate that will carry SC? NOOOOOOooo, so why does it matter if their primary is a joke.

    Long term, it would be smart to have Colbert on the ticket. college students would register to be part of the gag and who knows they might even VOTE in the primary, something 18-24s don't do in large numbers and you might gain some future Dem voters.

    But that would require long range thinking!
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    If he still wanted to make a statement, he can run as a write-in candidate and probably do pretty well.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    That Colbert was polling ahead of most accomplished of the field (Richardson) shows just how out of touch people have become.
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