Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Colbert 4 Prez!

  1. Oct 17, 2007 #1
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 18, 2007 #2
    haha I thought it was a joke on his show, but apparently he's actually doing it. right now he's raising signatures. I wonder how far he'll take it. I'd so vote for him! but I'm not an american.

    I never miss his show.

    speaking of. I'm surprised at how many people don't understand his character is a joke. I met this girl at a party this weekend who thought they're all his real opinions. and I've heard it before from other people... anyone else find that really really really weird? I mean, she wasn't dumb or anything, which is what made it weird. and I was like "it's not really him. that's the joke; he's poking fun at people like that," but I don't think she was convinced ... I always figured a sense of humor and sarcasm was pretty much a standard built-in feature in people.

    my assumption gets me in trouble more than a few times a week.
  4. Oct 18, 2007 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I can see how people might think that, particularly without context. I mean, it's not even that much of an exaggeration compared to someone like Bill O'Reilly.

    What he's doing is ballsy for a comedian. You have to be really good to stay in that narrow zone between reality and absurdity.
  5. Oct 18, 2007 #4

    Ivan Seeking

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 25, 2014
  6. Oct 18, 2007 #5


    User Avatar

    The thing is that he knows a lot about politics and what the American public thinks. I can definitely see him as a good president. His running for both parties is rather brilliant, because he is a satirist. He will have the right's vote that does not see the satire and the left's vote that does.

    He'd have my vote for the latter reason, but I'll only be 17 by election time. :/
  7. Oct 18, 2007 #6
    Good breading stock, you must share your DNA with her.

    Let me guess, a bottle blonde?

    I happened to catch Larry King, The Daily Show, and Colbert's show............maybe he will get more votes than Pat Paulson in 1972.

    I might be wrong but I think Pat Paulson recieved a couple hundred thousand votes in 1968 or 1972.
  8. Oct 18, 2007 #7


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Well it is a joke, and I suspect he'll take it as far as he can. That's commitment.
  9. Oct 18, 2007 #8
    haha no I mean a joke about actually presenting. he's been hinting at it for months; i never thought he'd actually go through with it.
    and yea, he probably will take it as far as he can, he takes his jokes seriously— one of the best moments was when he presented to be named after that bridge and won. boy that backfired :rofl:
  10. Oct 18, 2007 #9


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Ever hear of Pat Paulson?
  11. Oct 18, 2007 #10


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I wasn't referring to his running for President, I was referring to his show. :wink:
  12. Oct 18, 2007 #11
    Some people just don't get irony. I don't think it necessarily correlates with intelligence.
  13. Oct 19, 2007 #12
    That is a very insightful comment.
  14. Oct 25, 2007 #13
  15. Oct 25, 2007 #14


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

  16. Oct 26, 2007 #15

    If I didn't like Ron Paul so much, I'd write him in
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Colbert 4 Prez!
  1. Ohio 5 4 70 (Replies: 0)

  2. 60 Min, prez Iran (Replies: 14)