John Stewart/Steven Colbert presidental ticket.

United States
January 15, 2007 12:46pm CST
What party would they run under? Would anyone in the mix be brave enough to debate Stewart?
5 responses
@benks420 (215)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
I think they would be good party leaders. I also believe that they would be good politians. They are comedians, but that doesn't mean that they pay less attention to the news, and it doesn't mean that they're only making political jokes to be funny. When they use their humor its to try and point out how stupid and retarded politics can get. A lot of the arguments and points they bring up are very ledgible and make a lot more sence then the people thar are running this country.
• United States
16 Jan 07
I think you have a good point. Stewart is not just a comedian, he does pay attention and points out how moronic politics can be at times. Now he does have good writers and that helps with his witty retorts and all but everything that goes through a mic these days is scripted by someone else anyways...
@benks420 (215)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Yeah thats true it is scripted, but I can garentee they have a huge part in the writing process. And they are clever writers aswell. I've seen some episodes where I power laughed. Imagine how much more people woudl pay attention to the politics if John Stewart or Steven Colbert were president. My vote is the States get John Stewart and us here in Canada get Steven Colbert.
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
16 Jan 07
John and Steven are comedians. Experts in satire. They would for sure bring sanity to the elections. The fact that they can make us laugh at the ridiculous goings on in our political system should make everyone sit up and take notice at what is really going on around us. If the silly stuff wasn't there, they couldn't find it. It's too bad that our elected officials don't watch their shows. They could learn something.
• United States
16 Jan 07
I think many of them do. Considering John Edwards announced his last presidental run in 2004 on the Daily Show instead of one of the so called real news shows...But they should try and learn something from it. Like don't say something sooooo stupid in front of a microphone unless you want it to become a part of our culture and vocabulary. Lookup "the internet is a bunch of tubes" for a great example if that and how Stewart's show will point out just how silly and sad sometimes that politics can be.
• United States
27 Jan 07
Tough one... I'd say independent.
• United States
20 Jan 07
I think it would be interesting to see just how far they would get.... Look at our governor.. What real political experience did he have except that he's married to the Kennedy clan?? I think they would get a lot of votes based on name recognation alone.
@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I think they'd run as independents and every politician known to man should be brave enough to. Their humor is the only thing they have to fall back on to. With no international experience, no political experience other than to make fun of the current politicians, they would be shown as frauds in a true debate.