Stephen Colbert Tricks Voters Into Liking Politics (VIDEO)

stephen colbertNATION, the GOP and comedian Stephen Colbert are concerned. They think we're not taking the Republican debates seriously. I mean, look at Donald Trump, degrading the whole thing with his reality-TV debate. But Stephen and his Super PAC are coming to the rescue: "The GOP wants a serious debate? They deserve it!"

So last night on his show, The Colbert Report, Stephen announced, "Stephen Colbert's South Carolina, SERIOUS, CLASSY, REPUBLICAN DEBATE." He says that candidates who join the debate "will all become a part of the most influential debate since the dawn of television!" If it really happens, we may be looking at the future of politics in our country. Has it really come to this? Do we have to turn politics into a big, silly, comedy spectacle to get people to pay attention? Because if so, COUNT ME IN.


I hate to say it, but I bet a Stephen Colbert debate would get HUGE ratings. Or at least Medium Large ratings. What the heck, it would get more viewers than any of the other 44 or so other debates. We would tune in just for the crazy -- and then we might accidentally learn something new and useful about the candidates.

Plus! Colbert's debate might feature feats: "You want a foreign policy question? First you have to eat a bug." Yeah! If you're promising bug-eating, I actually may sit down for the first time in my life to watch a Republican presidential debate.

What the hell, whatever it takes, right? I haven't watched a single Republican debate myself. True, I'm not a registered Republican, so I can't vote in the primaries. But I should be watching anyway. One of those candidates stands a good chance of becoming the next President of the United States. And that's no joke.

What do you think? Would a Stephen Colbert-moderated debate cheapen the elections process even more, or would it be worth it to get more people to pay attention?


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