November 6 2007
Now I am officially angry especially if this is true. Maybe the reason that Colbert did not get on the ballot is because of someone from Obama's camp pressured South Carolina Democratic to prevent Colbert to be put on the ballot. You got to be kidding me. Are you that threatened by a comedian? This is what I am talking about. No one wants to have a true, honest and fair campaign. Colbert, or anyone else, has to right to run for president and to be on any ballot if they follow the rules. This country is about choices, and the status quo is trying to limit our choices even if it is a comedian.
Two prominent supporters of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign in South Carolina called state Democratic Party officials urging them to oppose putting comedian Stephen Colbert's name on the primary ballot, according to party officials and Obama supporters with knowledge of the calls...
At least one member of the executive council, who requested anonymity, told CNN he felt "pressured" by former State Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum to oppose Colbert from being placed on the ballot.
Obama, I hope this not true. This is what the public is sick of. At least Colbert took the high road in this situation:
"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," Colbert said. "Although I lost by the slimmest margin in presidential election history–only ten votes–I have chosen not to put the country through another agonizing Supreme Court battle. It is time for this nation to heal.
"I want to say to my supporters, this is not over. While I may accept the decision of the Council, the fight goes on! The dream endures! … And I am going off the air until I can talk about this without weeping."
Maybe this video could explain this whole situation how it came to be.