COLBERT PARA PRESIDENTE!
As it is known, Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert recently made “official” his candidacy for president of the USA. According to this dispatch, a new poll suggests that he could be a frontrunner within a month, were his attempt serious!
I have to say that a year ago or so, after watching one of his program emissions where he interviewed Amy Goodman, one of my favorite journalists, I wrote
As far as the 2008 presidential race is concerned, Colbert´s popularity seems to be inversely proportional to popular confidence in traditional politics and politicians. It is like if people would be saying that they´d rather have a professional comedian in the White House than an improvised one who turned out to be as wicked and dangerous as the one who runs the nation nowadays.