Stephen Colbert: Presidential Candidate??
UPDATE: Stephen Colbert May Run for President — South Carolina TV Invites Him to Kick Off Bid
By E&P Staff
Published: October 11, 2007 10:05 PM ET
NEW YORK Appearing on Larry King’s CNN show Thursday night, Stephen Colbert was accused by the host of using the publication of his new book as a platform to run for president. Colbert happily confirmed this, saying that he would likely seek the nomination from both parties.
When King said this was a “cop out,” Colbert, host of his own talk show, The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, said that it actually demonstrated true “courage” because “I could lose twice.”
But he would still consider a double campaign: “I’d let the people decide what party I belong in, Larry. I don’t dictate the people’s actions.”
He said he might run on a state by state basis, perhaps starting in his native state, South Carolina, as a “favorite son.”
Here is a clip of him on Bill O’Reilly: