Stephen Colbert for President???

By Lucas Shaw at TheWrap

Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:04pm EST

The race to be the next President of the United States might now come down to Barack Obama and…Stephen Colbert?

The Comedy Central funny man announced his intention to run for president of the “United States of America of South Carolina” at the taping of his show Thursday night and will try to compete in South Carolina’s GOP primary Jan. 21.

“I’m proud to announce I plan to form an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my candidacy,” Colbert said.

I don’t watch much Stephen Colbert. I get it. He’s a sarcastic late night guy who takes a semi-serious look at politics and the news. However, he was pretty funny in this cameo on CYE, so maybe he has a shot.

Surprising to find out that he is a South Carolina native. I really thought that he was from Wellesley.

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