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Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Unleashes South Carolina Ad

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Last week, Stephen Colbert announced his intention to form an "exploratory committee" in advance of his potential run for the GOP presidential nomination in South Carolina. (SC hosts its primaries next Saturday.) In doing so, he had to hand over control of his Super Pac to somebody else, lest he run afoul of campaign finance laws. He drafted Jon Stewart for the gig, and now the Stewart-led Super PAC -- which is technically called "Americans For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow," but to which the comedians currently refer as "The Definitely Not Cooridnated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC" -- has launched its first ad.

In it, narrator John Lithgow calls Mitt Romney a serial killer.


(HT: BuzzFeed)




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  1. Where's the video?

    Posted by: Brian | Jan 15, 2012 3:37:22 PM

  2. Hmm. Sorry -- the embedding from BuzzFeed was busted. I just reposted a YouTube version. Hopefully that works. - BKT

    Posted by: Brandon K. Thorp | Jan 15, 2012 3:45:57 PM

  3. Brandon - the 'after the jump' link is bust.

    Posted by: paul canning | Jan 15, 2012 3:51:34 PM

  4. Everything worked dandy for me. Especially the editing of that video.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 15, 2012 4:03:04 PM

  5. Brandon the after the jump link is busted. I was able to see the video because I scrolled down to the bottom of the page and clicked the link there.

    Posted by: KEN/Chi-town | Jan 15, 2012 4:17:38 PM

  6. Ah. Okay. Fixed that now, too. Thanks! - BKT

    Posted by: Brandon K. Thorp | Jan 15, 2012 4:24:49 PM

  7. Stephen Colbert is the most brilliant performance artist of all time.

    Posted by: Bakeley | Jan 15, 2012 4:49:58 PM

  8. And, apparently, it will air only in Charleston. Big deal.

    Posted by: Tatts | Jan 15, 2012 5:25:12 PM

  9. Tatts

    every news outlet is picking up on it and showing it at least once nation wide soooooooooooooo

    who was brilliant vs who says "big deal"


    Posted by: say what | Jan 15, 2012 5:46:44 PM

  10. Stephen Colbert is the finest human being who ever lived, the best looking too, and the most intelligent. He can't help it.

    Posted by: S.C. | Jan 15, 2012 6:54:21 PM

  11. Highlarious!

    Posted by: cranky1 | Jan 15, 2012 8:07:29 PM

  12. I love the "Mitt The Ripper" ad because it takes an already absurd idea, that corporations are "people," to its logical (but also absurd) conclusion. IF corporations ARE people AND Mitt Romney made his money by dismantling corporations, THEN it only follows that Mitt Romney dismantled PEOPLE and that makes him a serial killer! LOL! The logic is perfectly sound and the only way you can refute it is by admitting that corporations are NOT people, thus "killing them" isn't murder.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jan 15, 2012 9:49:38 PM

  13. This could easily pass for a real campaign ad, except for the use of John Lithgow as narrator. Replace him with one of those earnest-sounding women or ominously sneering men who do most of these ads, and nobody would even know this was a joke.

    Posted by: RhymesWithClergy | Jan 15, 2012 11:04:06 PM

  14. Remember, they are "NOT coordinating" with Stephen Colbert anymore. John Stewart runs the Super PAC now. This whole act they are doing is just brilliant.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Jan 16, 2012 1:25:52 AM

  15. Colbert and Stewart are the best thing to happen to American politics. Ever!

    Posted by: Fat Queer | Jan 16, 2012 6:12:45 AM

  16. I just hope Colbert and Stewart have ads coming against Gingrich and Santorum too. Especially Santorum. Hey, the SCOTUS ruled that money IS free speech, a rancid little decision the GOP just LOVES, so they can't really complain without being hypocritical. Not that hypocrisy has ever stopped them before.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jan 16, 2012 10:15:18 AM

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