Truthiness and Justice for All

colbert.jpgNot long ago, comedian Stephen Colbert announced he was running for president.  He said he was running on the Democratic and Republican ticket in South Carolina so he could lose twice.  After Colbert announced he was running, he started campaigning and soon had many supporters.  Now, I’m not sure if they were real supporters or people were just supporting him because they think he’s funny on his show.

Everything was going fine for Colbert- until last week when the democratic party of South Carolina rejected his application.   And now a campaign has been launched for people to call and protest this decision.  One thousand calls is considered a successful campaign.  Colbert’s supporters are asking for 10,000.  Good Luck!

Now, I don’t think Colbert should run for president.  I don’t think he’d be a good president.  I don’t think he thinks he’d be a good president. But I still think anyone who wants to apply to be on the ballot who meets the requirements should be allowed to run.   Shouldn’t it be up to the American public (or South Carolina’s) if said person would make a good president?



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2 responses to “Truthiness and Justice for All

  1. prisgrowth

    I was pleased (and, of course, humored) when I read about Colbert’s campaign. I’d hope that a high-profile individual making such a statement about the inefficiencies of our two-party system would get through to the American people, especially now given the Democratic party’s reaction to his ballot application. Alas, I fear that many of our nation’s citizens will fail to learn the lesson at the heart of Colbert’s witty antics, despite their blatancy.

  2. Zack DiBlasi

    In my personal opinion, I don’t think Colbert is a good candidate to be running for presidency. Colbert should just stick with comedy, it’s as far as he’s going to get. Probably 25% are real supporters and the rest only support him because of his comedy show. However this is America and is considered a free country. Based on this fact, anyone who meets the right requirements to apply to be on the ballot should be able to run.

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