Stephen Colbert ends his bid for the presidency, and a nation mourns:
“I am shocked and saddened by the South Carolina Democratic Executive Council’s 13-to-3 vote to keep me off their presidential primary ballot,” he said in the statement. “Although I lost by the slimmest margin in presidential election history — only 10 votes — I have chosen not to put the country through another agonizing Supreme Court battle. It is time for this nation to heal.”
Dear Stephen Colbert: Your attempt to run for (but not win) the presidency was doomed when you chose South Carolina as the one jurisdiction in which you’d stand for office. Washington DC, the city of your birth, would’ve been the better choice. The requirements to get on the ballot in DC, never mind get elected, must be lax indeed. Just ask four-term mayor and one-term felon Marion Barry.