President Assad's Reelection Bid

  • Aired:  04/30/14
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As Syria's civil war rages on, Bashar Assad throws his hat in the ring for the next presidential race. (1:47)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEVE, STEPHEN.

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT, EVERYBODY.

GOOD TO YOU HAVE WITH US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: THANKS, FOLKS.

YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, WE ARECOMING UP ON ELECTION SEASON

AS A NEWSMAN, IT'S MY JOB TOBRING YOU THE LATEST,

BASELESS SPECULATION ON WHOMIGHT BE RUNNING WHO IS

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING ANDWHO WAS RECENTLY SEEN

RUNNING.

(LAUGHTER)WHY IS HE RUNNING?

IS IT BECAUSE HE'S RUNNING?

WELL, ON MONDAY ONE DARKHORSE CANDIDATE HAS

OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED HE'SRUNNING FOR PRESIDENT,

BASHAR AL-ASSAD.

>> SYRIA'S PRESIDENTBASHAR ASSAD IS ANNOUNCING

HIS CANDIDACY IN THEUPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTIONS.

>> HE WILL RUN FOR A THIRDSEVEN YEAR TERM IN JUNE.

>> Stephen: BASHAR ASSAD HASTHROWN HIS HAT IN THE RING.

AND BY HAT I MEAN NERVE GASAND BY RING I MEAN PEOPLE.

(LAUGHTER)AND WHILE SYRIA IS

TECHNICALLY IN THE MIDDLE OFA CIVIL WAR, YOU KNOW, YOU

KNOW WHO ELSE WON THEPRESIDENCY IN THE MIDDLE OF

A CIVIL WAR?

LINCOLN.

THAT IS WHERE THESIMILARITIES END.

NOW HE MAY BE UNPOPULAR BUTMY MONEY IS STILL ON ASSAD

BECAUSE HE'S A TOUGHCAMPAIGNER.

HE CAN GO VERY NEGATIVEBECAUSE HIS ATTACK ADS ARE

ACTUAL ATTACKS.

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