Colbert weighing presidential run after shock poll

By David Ferguson
Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:34 EDT
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Screengrab of Colbert discussing his SC poll results
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As the Republican primary race rolls ever onward, it looks as if Mitt Romney has a real chance to become the inevitable nominee, and South Carolina could be his do-or-die moment.

Oddly enough, a recent survey by Public Policy Polling found that South Carolina voters have another candidate in mind: Stephen Colbert, who was leading Republican Jon Huntsman and narrowly trailing Rick Perry. On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen reacted to the news and said that he will be making a special announcement on tonight’s show, saying, “This just got real.”

Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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