I just got an email from what used to be Stephen Colbert’s super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. And I say what used to be because he just handed over the reins to Jon Stewart and it’s been renamed The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. Yeah, because Stephen Colbert is probably going to run for president of the United States out of South Carolina, his home state.
Serious mind melt here! First of all I still don’t know what a “super PAC” really is but what Colbert has been doing with it I felt he was just trying to show the people of America that it’s ridiculous. TO my understanding a super PAC is a political organization that is not affiliated with any running candidate but they can create advertisements in favor of that candidate. They are also able to raise infinite money to pretty much do whatever they want with it.
So Colbert handing it over to Stewart because guess how ads are going to get created for Colbert’s campaign? Is this just a publicity stunt? Right now Colbert who is not even on any ballot in South Carolina has 5% of the votes according to polls.
BASIC CABLE, USA – Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, an FEC registered Super PAC, today announced the addition of Jon Stewart to its executive board (along with the subtraction of Stephen Colbert).
With this change the group, which had been known colloquially as Colbert Super PAC, can now be referred to as The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. They have already begun updating all of their letterhead with sharpie.
“I am excited to take the reins of this completely independent organization, and begin to air ads in South Carolina,” said New President and Noncommunication Director Jon Stewart. “But I want to be clear: Stephen and I have in no way have worked out a series of morse-code blinks to convey information with each other on our respective shows.”
Colbert is currently exploring a run for President of the United States of South Carolina. Because of this, he cannot be associated with any Super PACs, although he has asked Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow to forward any periodicals of an “adult nature.” *
Americans A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow is an independent, expenditure-only committee founded by Stephen Colbert in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, then handed down to Jon Stewart like a pair of old dungarees.