Colbert formally announced on Tuesday's episode of his spoof talk show, The Colbert Report, that he intends to run for president. More specifically, he aims to get his name on the ballot for both the Democratic and Republican primaries in his home state of South Carolina as a "favorite son." (The Social)
We’ll have more as it comes, including Motherload video, but we had to share the news for those who haven’t yet seen “The Colbert Report” this Tuesday evening. Stephen Colbert appeared on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ this evening, and when asked by Jon, “Are you planning on a run for President of the United States?” Stephen responded:
Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’m glad you asked, Jon. Because tonight, I, Stephen Colbert, am officially announcing that I have decided to officially consider whether or not I will announce that I am running for the President of the United States. And I will be making an announcement of that decision very soon, preferably on a more prestigious show.And then, in the first segment of ‘The Colbert Report’, he officially made the announcement, with accompanying balloon drop, that he was, in fact, running for the office of the President of the United States … in the South Carolina primaries, as a “Favorite Son”. A Favorite son is, according to James Bryce, a politician respected or admired in his own state … but little regarded beyond it. But, as Stephen pointed out, Bryce said this in 1888, and that was before cable.
Colbert has not declared a running mate for his primary bid, although he did suggest Mike Huckabee, Vladimir Putin, or possibly Colbert (pronounced COL-bert). The bumper stickers on the show featured the campaign slogan “Truthiness and Justice For All.” He also mentioned in his interview with Senior Political Analyst for CBS News, Jeff Greefield, that he will be running on both the Republican and Democratic ticket. (No Fact Zone.net)