Apparently, yesterday, Stephen Colbert announced his candidacy for president on “The Colbert Report.” According to the AP report he plans to run in South Carolina – only, which is unfortunate for me, since I don’t live there.
Colbert planned to get his name on the primary ballot in South Carolina, where the comedian is originally from. Earlier this week, South Carolina public television station ETV invited Colbert to announce his candidacy on its air.
When recently asked what party affiliation he would adopt if he tossed his hat in the ring, Colbert replied: “Both. I can lose twice.”
In a guest column for Maureen Dowd in Sunday’s New York Times, Colbert wrote: “I am not ready to announce yet — even though it’s clear that the voters are desperate for a white, male, middle-aged, Jesus-trumpeting alternative.”
About time, that’s all I have to say.