Presidential Parody? Stephen Colbert Joins the Race

It was a speech that Frank Rich from The New York Times deemed a defining moment of the 2006 midterm elections because it mocked not only the president but "the very news media that had parroted Bush administration fictions leading America into the quagmire of Iraq."

We do not know what Colbert's platform would be. Presumably anti-bear in some way as viewers of his show know that he hates bears.

Colbert also seems to oppose government regulations.

"According to a recent report, doctors are writing some 65 million prescriptions every year from drugs that are not FDA-approved. Big whoop-ti-do," Colbert said on his show. "Your body has its own regulatory agency, folks. When you ingest chemicals that are bad for you, your body alerts you by dying."

The Republican White House hopefuls have been debating who among them is a "real Republican." That's a debate where Colbert can definitely distinguish himself from the rest — he is totally unquestionably fake.

Avery Miller, Brett Hovell and Herran Bekele contributed to this report.

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