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Old 01-13-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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Stephen Colbert readies for presidential run [video] - latimes.com

A lot of Democrats will come out and vote for him. Anyone else considering helping Colbert prove his point?
"Much of Colbert's support came from Democrats. Thirty-four percent of Democrats planning to vote in the GOP primary would support Colbert, the poll found."
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Stephen Colbert readies for presidential run [video] - latimes.com

A lot of Democrats will come out and vote for him. Anyone else considering helping Colbert prove his point?
"Much of Colbert's support came from Democrats. Thirty-four percent of Democrats planning to vote in the GOP primary would support Colbert, the poll found."
He is the best in the field, for sure.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: NC
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2nd choice after Paul tbh
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
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2nd choice after Paul tbh
Absolutely.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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He clearly can't do any worse than the last two guys in the White House. Presidencial elections are fast becoming a joke anyway, maybe a good run by Colbert will finally force the majority of people to truly push for restricting the corporate take over of our elected officials.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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He clearly can't do any worse than the last two guys in the White House. Presidencial elections are fast becoming a joke anyway, maybe a good run by Colbert will finally force the majority of people to truly push for restricting the corporate take over of our elected officials.
I agree that the current mess is not a laughing matter. BUT that is EXACTLY the point of Stephen Colbert, to lay bare the insanity of our national election process, and what better way than to skewer it with humor. Laughing at ourselves is the first step to getting our heads out of our ground hog holes to look around at the wrecked landscape that is America with our shuttered factories, crumbling bridges, growing income gap, hungry children....

The Citizens United ruling is the latest, and most egregious, violation of rational thought, not to mention the Iowa caucuses which are afforded a stupefyingly dumb amount of money, airtime and credence. Then we get the minuscule New Hampshire white-isolationist event they call a primary and all too soon we trudge to the most racist state in the nation, South Carolina, to record the KKK vote. Ahh, ain't democracy grand.

It's a far better primary process if we withhold any voting until about 30 June. During the January to June timeframe we let the clown cars of both parties visit whatever states they wish to, talk to people, hold town hall meetings, kiss babies, make insane promises -- with but one weekend of voting around the Fourth of July holiday (what better way to celebrate our independence, eh). Hold the conventions in mid-late July, with campaigning to start on or about 01 August. That gives them 90 days of campaigning before the election, and believe me, that's enough time for all the stupid mud slinging and lying we can stomach.

But no, that makes too much sense; besides, the big money types can't manipulate it like they can now....

Until then, the Stephen Colberts will make a good living pointing our our ludicrous, archaic system.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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I think the only problem there might be lot's of miscommunications, some of which could be disastrous. Everyone would be trying to figure out what was serious and what was a joke. LOL

Oh you mean you weren't serious? oops.
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