In 2007, Stephen Colbert, a political comedian who addresses his audience as “Nation”, made a brief run for President. He was considering running on both the Democratic and Republican Party lines.
While Colbert’s run was somewhat short-lived, it appears that Colbert does have the potential to win a nationwide vote. Could Colbert be the next celebrity recruited by a third party for a Presidential run?
(excerpt from) Newsday/AP
Colbert wins NASA space station name contest
March 24, 2009
WASHINGTON – NASA’s online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won. [With write-in votes from his television audience.]
The name “Colbert” beat out NASA’s four suggested options in the space agency’s effort to have the public help name the addition…
Nearly 1.2 million votes were cast by the time the contest ended Friday…
NASA reserves the right to choose an appropriate name.