Steven Colbert running for President. LOL

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Steven Colbert officially announced that he is unofficially considering to officially run for president.

    Even though it was fake, it was still fun. But I have to say he would be a COOL president. :D

    Prof. :apple:
     
  2. solvs macrumors 603

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    He's running for favorite son of S. Carolina isn't he?

    Too bad he's not running. Not only might he win, he would suck far less than any of our current choices. Sadly, I think he'd just pull votes from the Dem, as people don't like to nominate 3rd parties.

    Though maybe he'd take some conservatives who don't know he's kidding.
     
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    Well, he certainly dresses well. Male fashion sense has certainly deteriorated greatly in the past 20-30 years in my opinion. What's that song about a sharp dressed man? :cool:
     
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    Oh I beg to differ! Tight t-shirts, pants low on the waist (especially awesome in the summer), etc. I'm not complaining.
     
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    A sharp dressed man
    Is either English or gay
    Or possibly both
    yeah yeah yay

    ?
     
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    20-30 years ? you mean the fashion was better from 1977 to 1987 ? that includes _7 years from the 80-ties_
     
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    I'll be curious to see how far he takes this.
     
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    I see him pulling votes away from romney. :)

    I could never vote for a dude named "mitt". He's like Greg Brady's friend who was in college trying to talk greg into living with him. I've always been leery of that guy...
     
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    As in "catcher's Mitt"? :p

    Oh man, I better stop with the gay jokes before Lyle comes after me...
     
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    Wow, you're right. Man, I lose track of how old I am. I was referring to the more dapper times from the fifties and early sixties. A guy can't even get away with wearing a decent fedora anymore without getting odd looks.
     
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    Hell yeah! I'd so vote for him. Maybe I'd actually watch the State of the Union address. :)
     
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    Can you imagine the WH correspondent's dinner if Colbert was president? :D
     
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    I just want to see him in a debate, Democrat or Republican. He would destroy...
     
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    A fedora? WTF? Are you jumping the fence? :)
     
  16. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    blandness is the key

    Colbert would never win, and I don't say that just because I find him personally irritating. :)

    The main thing you need to succeed as a political candidate actually is blandness. While you can have some exciting ideas, the main thing is that you can't piss anyone off. You can't be actively irritating or negative to any one group and must generally try to make everyone like you at least until you get elected.

    This is why the political process generates so many bland, bland candidates. All the exciting, interesting people (as well as those like Colbert who are just loud and annoying), are guaranteed to evoke a strong negative reaction in enough of the population that they are never picked for candidate status.

    It's kind of like how they choose astronauts. You would think that the smartest, strongest, best people would be chosen. However, they generally go with the most boring, predictable, "safe" candidates, as there are just less variables that way. Remember only one single astronaut out of all that went to the moon even went "Wahoo!" (believe it or not, it was a big deal at the time it was so unusual) All the rest mumbled something about how "honored they were to be working for the team." :)

    The only US presidents I can think of that don't fall into the "bland team players" mold, were assassinated.
     
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    Oh, so that's why he's funny!
     
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    What the hell is that short for, anyway? "Mittgang"?
     
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    Hmm. From a CNN story:

    If that isn't emblematic of America today, I don't know what is. ;)
     
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    You are completely right.

    Also, "Mitt" is short for "Mittens", but what you don't know is his middle name is "fightmaster".
     
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    I saw that on his show tonight. I had no idea it was so expensive to be a Republican. And they say liberals are the elitists. Even better, you don't even need that $2500 for the Dem nom, you can just get 3,000 signatures from that state.

    $35k, that's ridonkulous.
     
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    with truthiness and justice may he win just one delegate vote. what a riot the conventions would be!
     
  23. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    The S.C. democratic ballot denied Steven Colbert.

    See this face :mad: I'm pissed.
     
  24. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    That's to weed out the pretenders. The money goes into the party and gets put back into the candidate coffers eventually anyway.
     

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