Many folks are making a big deal about Stephen Colbert and his candidacy for president. Even CNN is noting his run is legal, although he still isn’t on the ballot, and folks don’t know what to do about equal time.
But he’s just a poser. I’ll say it again. Poser.
There was once a comedian with the right credential: Patrick Layton Paulson. Pat Paulson ran for president in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992 and 1996. Why run for president? As he told the Smothers Brothers, “Why not? I can’t dance — besides, the job has a good pension plan and I’ll get a lot of money when I retire.”
I personally remember Paulson’s run. I remember watching his campaign speeches where he dismissed criticism with a simple “Picky, Picky, Picky”. Certainly our current president would agree with his proposed constitutional amendments. I would ask where he is now that we need him, but I already know the answer.