Stephen Colbert and his Mitt Romney attack ad

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Stephen Colbert carried his mock mullings over a race for president a step further Sunday. From the Associated Press:

Comedian Stephen Colbert says that just because his name won’t appear on Saturday’s ballot in South Carolina’s Republican primary doesn’t mean he couldn’t become president, or even pope, someday.

In an oftentimes awkward, meandering interview on Sunday, Colbert told ABC’s “This Week” that he established a presidential exploratory committee last week that consists of “someone who is good with explosives,” a mountain climber and a brain in a jar. He likened himself to a “one-man Louis and Clark” expedition looking for his Sacagawea.

Colbert said if his quest for presidency doesn’t work out, he would be willing to throw his weight behind one of the other candidates. He said: “All they have to do is come kiss my ring like they did Donald Trump’s.”

Colbert grew up in South Carolina.

The Super PAC established by the Comedy Central host also released this TV ad – supposedly running on television here – that manages to skewer not just Mitt Romney, but the Republican candidates criticizing the frontrunner’s years as a corporate takeover artist:

From the script:

”If Mitt Romney really believes – [the GOP frontrunner’s defense of business is quickly spliced in] ‘Corporations are people, my friend’ – then Mitt Romney is a serial killer. He’s Mitt the Ripper.”

A scream quickly follows.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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13 comments Add your comment


January 15th, 2012
12:21 pm

At last, someone involved in the process who can point out the absurdities of voting for any of those in the ‘clown car’.


January 15th, 2012
12:23 pm

Romney has opened up a 21 point lead in South Carolina – but the media wants the fight to continue and refers back to earlier polls. Gingrich’s attacks have backfired – he is being booed whenever he attacks Romney, and he is dropping in the polls.

Romney isn’t even campaigning today as he is strategizing his GOP come together plans for the general election.

Gingrich reluctantly admitted today on Meet the Press that if (when) he loses South Carolina that he will “reassess” going forward with his campaign.


January 15th, 2012
12:29 pm

Nice spot! How refreshing would it be if the other Repubs would just be honest about their intentions to scrooooo us all into the ground, instead of hiding behind the skirts of God, family, conservatism, and freedom. It sure would make it easier to respect them! Kinda sad when the most honest Republican in the race (sort of) is the one faking it.


January 15th, 2012
12:48 pm

Republicans would vote for the anti-Christ, while explaining how Christian they are.


January 15th, 2012
1:02 pm

the repubs love god but hates, blacks,homosexuals,women,hispanics,liberals, arabs,etc

Attack Dog

January 15th, 2012
1:15 pm

1. Will some Dixiecrat explain how Colbert already is already at 5% in the GOP polls? 2. Where were all those anti-negative ad folks when Romney’s SuperPac blasted Newt with basic truths? 3. Since Dixiecrats won’t explain why Santorum is not the frontrunner, maybe one can explain which of the major corporate raider “buy-borrow-bury”strategies can be used to govern a country?


January 15th, 2012
1:32 pm

Colbert is brilliant! He’s shedding a strong, bright light on how corrupt campaign financing can be to our Democracy.


January 15th, 2012
2:52 pm

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone
Let she who has not shopped at Wal-Mart stand up for small business
Let he who has not cheered for a professional baseball team demand anti-trust laws be enforced
Let whoever has not hunted varmits regulate bullets


January 15th, 2012
3:12 pm

This is a New Testament election!
Who will play Jesus and throw the money changers out of the temple?

Do we want someone with intimate carnal knowledge of K Street like Newt
Do we want someone who worked the system to strip out excess value in companies for his investors like Mitt
How about a guy who wants to revert to the gold standard like Ron
There is the career politician: lieutenant governor, congressman, senator; who finally made it big in defeat like Pennsylvania Rick
Then there’s pay to play official like Texas Rick
Or maybe a son of the 0.1% like Jon

So many moral impediments between so many candidates…

Dave in Atlanta

January 15th, 2012
4:53 pm

I think you are all missing the point. I’m neither a Dem or a GOP guy. Do you really think that the Dems are not going to use “uncoordinated” super-pack money come the general election? Citizens United was one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in the history of its decisions. Colbert and Stewart are demonstrating that. We (people, especially just plain people) have no real say in what will be going on this year – we can go for the Dem picture or the GOP picture both of which will be pitched to our respective biases. We are pawns.

Dave in Atlanta

January 15th, 2012
4:56 pm

By the way, has a much better piece on the Colbert interview than AP.


January 16th, 2012
12:11 am

“We are pawns.” Dave thank you for our promotion! You may be the only one looking out for us.


January 16th, 2012
6:50 am

Does Oromney Care have a death squad?