Colbert issues ‘Severe Candidate Warning’ for swing states

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 8:16 EDT
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Colbert issues Severe Candidate Warning
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Monday night, on the Election Eve edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert issued a “Severe Candidate Warning” to the election’s swing states.

President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) will be dividing their time between the states of Florida, New Hampshire, Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa, prompting Colbert to issue the warning to people in those states.

“Be prepared with fresh water and flashlights and please, if you have a single, working class female undecided voter in your home, cover her with plywood,” he instructed, “or she could just get sucked up into a vortex of pandering.”

The host reminded viewers of more than a year ago, when the show launched the Colbert Super PAC and promised to give them a voice in the legislative process. “Building a better tomorrow tomorrow,” was the PAC’s motto.

No greater measure can be taken, then, of the PAC’s far-reaching influence and power than the fact that on Monday, Romney stole its slogan, promising supporters at a rally in Florida, “We can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow.”

“He used our slogan!” crowed Colbert. “I think this proves that Mitt is a candidate who’s just as serious and sincere…as I am.”

Watch the video, 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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