Last night I posted a little something about Ron Paul here, perhaps for the first time, and a few of his supporters were not too pleased. I’m not a Ron Paul enthusiast, I must admit, and clearly as readers know I’m a liberal Democrat, who has never voted outside the party. So for all of Ron Pau’s appeal to some, he doesn’t appeal to me. That’s the bottomline and I don’t think he has a chance, as I said last night to even make it out of the starting gate in the primary process. That said, apparently in the latest Rasmussen Reports Poll, voters would go for Stephen Colbert over both Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. Now Kucinich, I like, however I fear his chances are slim to none as well, sadly.
Fresh from a victorious interview on “Meet the Press,” Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert continues to out-pun pundits and expectorate political expectations with his half-sincere, three-quarters-book-promoting campaign for the presidency.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports national survey of Colbert’s prospects, the comedian culls greater support from likely voters than either Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich when he is pitted against those candidates.
Given a choice between Colbert running as a Democrat and Republican Congressman Ron Paul, 36% of voters prefer Colbert while Paul attracts 32%. Twenty-one percent (21%) say they’d vote for some other candidate while 10% are not sure.
If the choice is between Colbert as a Republican and Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, it’s Colbert 37%, Kucinich 32%. Nineteen percent (19%) would vote for some other candidate and 11% are not sure.
In each match-up, Colbert’s adversary attracts little more than half his partisan base. Paul attracts just 51% of GOP voters. Kucinich attracts 53% of Democrats.
I gotta say, the results of this poll leave me wondering… are voters this disillusioned with the ’08 candidates? I mean come on… Colbert is awesome but… as he “told Tim Russert on “Meet the Press” that he doesn’t want to actually be president” he just want to “run for president.”
“There’s a difference,” he explained. He also admitted that he once wanted to be a cult leader, but “now I find that being a TV pundit is, is much more powerful, and you have to be less reliable.”
Humor often is so honest about reality. And speaking of Dennis Kucinich, have you seen the latest from him: Kucinich questions Bush’s mental health. Now this is a serious thing to question…
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich questioned President Bush’s mental health in light of comments he made about a nuclear Iran precipitating World War III.
“I seriously believe we have to start asking questions about his mental health,” Kucinich, an Ohio congressman, said in an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board on Tuesday. “There’s something wrong. He does not seem to understand his words have real impact.”
Kucinich went on to say, “he doesn’t believe his comments about the president’s mental health are irresponsible, according to a story posted on the newspaper’s Web site.”
“You cannot be a president of the United States who’s wanton in his expression of violence,” Kucinich said. “There’s a lot of people who need care. He might be one of them. If there isn’t something wrong with him, then there’s something wrong with us. This, to me, is a very serious question.”
You got to love Dennis’s candor.