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Colbert said he was inspired to possibly run for president by the results of a recent Public Policy Polling survey of 1,112 likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina. The Democrat-aligned firm found in an automated telephone survey conducted Jan. 5-7 that Colbert had 5 percent support, compared with 4 percent for Huntsman, a former Utah governor, who placed third in New Hampshire’s primary this week. Colbert displayed the numbers on his show Wednesday, declaring, “This just got real.”
Originally posted by dannotz
Sometimes, i really can't stand Stephen.
I Don't understand why he even has guests on his show if he's not going to let them speak at all.
Now Jon Stewart, i don't mind watching him at all. Smart, funny, LOGICAL.
It'd just be a big joke.
Stewart is in the same type of "arena" but his jokes aren't ignorant and stupid. Colbert is an act. i mean isn't he?
I can't take him seriously at all.
Described as a "caustic right-wing bully", an "arch-conservative blowhard", and by his creator and namesake as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high status idiot", Colbert is egomaniacal, xenophobic and fiercely anti-intellectual. He claims to be politically independent, like his idol Bill "Papa Bear" O'Reilly; although in fact the character fawns over the Bush administration and the Republican Party, and frequently asks his guests, "George Bush: Great president, or the greatest president?"...
...Colbert emphasizes that his character is genuinely well-meaning and wants to do the right thing, but does not have the tools to achieve it "because he has no curiosity, he doesn't like to read and he won't listen to anybody except the voices in his head".
(CNN) -- Stephen Colbert -- host of "The Colbert Report" and unabashed right wing radical -- is now considering running for President of the United States of America...
...I know some will dismiss the threat posed by Colbert -- these apologists will defend him as "harmless" or say he's no more than "a charismatic speaker" -- but that is exactly what they said about Hitler.