Friday, November 02, 2007

Respect-for-Redeemable-Republicans Friday!

His candidacy was rejected by his state Democratic party.

Dudn't that make him a Republican?
In any case, this week.I got nuthin' else...

6 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Boris said...

He can't campaign. His writers are on strike.

11/02/2007 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Yellow Dog said...

Columnist Roger Simon said Colbert could have become a legitimate treat to 'Fair Elections':

If he had gotten on the ballot on the Republican side, where things are really tight, people would have said, 'This guy can really screw things up.' He would have had three tiers of voters: an admittedly small tier of people who think he should be president, those who want to cast a vote for 'none of the above' and try to blow the process up. ... They think it's a joke, so they vote for the guy who is consciously joking — that's a bigger tier. And then there are the people who don't think it's a joke.

The three tiers could have made a real impact.

I don't know why he was limiting himself to South Carolina. He could have been on the ballot in New Hampshire, where it's a lot easier and there are 80 people on the ballot. Colbert would have sucked up a lot of the oxygen, luring dozens of camera crews and reporters to his events, which likely would have been very well-attended. In a heated campaign where events are held simultaneously, there are reporters who would not have attended some of the other candidates' events to cover Colbert. Hell, I would have gone because there should be one candidate who is intentionally funny given how many are unintentionally funny.

Colbert could have been dangerous. Seriously.

11/03/2007 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Flimsy Sanity said...

I think the reason they threw him off is because he would have energized the people who are sick of both parties and it would have been embarrasing.

All politicians have speech writers so I don't think he would have been disadvantaged there.

11/03/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Blogger Blogging4Food said...

Boris was joking, Flimsy.

11/03/2007 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger Flimsy Sanity said...


11/05/2007 04:29:00 AM  
Blogger Indicted Plagiarist said...

It was Obama supporters who pressed Democratic Party officials to keep Colbert off ballot in South Carolina.

11/06/2007 06:33:00 AM  

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