South Carolina's Fresh Face

  • Aired:  01/11/12
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According to a South Carolina poll, the Colbert Bump reflected off of Jon Huntsman and bounced back to Stephen. (3:48)

OH, OH, YOU.

HE'S RIGHT.

IF I'M NOT TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH

MITT, I CAN'T COMMIT, BUT WHAT

CHOICE DO I HAVE?

HE WON IN IOWA AND NEW

HAMPSHIRE.

IT'S OVER.

>> GOING INTO SOUTH CAROLINA,

THE BIG QUESTION HERE IS WHETHER

MITT ROMNEY SEW THIS THING UP

WITH THREE BIG WINS IN A ROW.

>> IT'S ALL ABOUT SOUTH

CAROLINA.

NO REPUBLICAN HAS EVER BECOME

PRESIDENT WITHOUT WINNING SOUTH

CAROLINA.

>> IT WILL REALLY COME DOWN I

THINK TO SOUTH CAROLINA.

>> ULTIMATELY THIS IS ALL GOING

TO BE ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA.

WE ALL KNOW THIS.

>> Stephen: YEAH, WE ALL KNOW

THAT.

MY HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

IS WHERE PRESIDENTS ARE CHOSEN

AND OCCASIONALLY SECEDED FROM.

BUT, I MEAN, REALLY WHO IS THE

OPTION?

EVERYONE IN THE REPUBLICAN FIELD

HAS ALREADY HAD THEIR "I'M NOT

MITT" MOMENT.

I JUST WISH THERE WAS SOME FRESH

FACE, UNTAINTED BY THE PROCESS,

THAT COULD JUST SWOOP IN AND

SAVE THE DAY.

>> A NEW POLL OF LIKELY

REPUBLICAN VOTERS IN THE

UPCOMING SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY

HAVE 5% GOING TO STEPHEN

COLBERT.

>> THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIVE

COLBERT IS NOT EVEN OFFICIALLY

ON THE BALLOT, BUT HE'S STILL

GETTING 5%.

>> Stephen: OH, MY GOD!

IT'S ME.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN"]

IT ALL MAKES SO MUCH SENSE.

ANDY TOLD ME TO FOLLOW MY HEART.

AND MY HEART ALWAYS LEADS ME TO

ME.

[LAUGHTER]

AND I AM SO NOT MITT.

LOOK HOW DIFFERENT WE ARE.

[LAUGHTER]

I'M THE ONE WITH THE GLASSES.

BUT WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, THAT'S

CRAZY.

THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR

A YEAR NOW.

HOW COULD I EVER COMPETE WITH AN

ESTABLISHED CANDIDATE LIKE

GOVERNOR JON HUNTSMAN?

>> PUBLIC POLICY POLLING DECIDED

TO GO AHEAD AND POLL IT WITH

STEPHEN COLBERT IN THE RACE.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

>> NO.

>> LOOK AT THIS.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> I WAS ON HIS SHOW RECENTLY.

I'M GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR THE

COLBERT BUMP IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

>>

>> Stephen: I'M SORRY GOVERNOR

HUNTSMAN, I GUESS THE COLBERT

BUMP REFLECTED OFF OF YOU AND

BOUNCED BACK TO ME.

THAT HAPPENS IN THE RARE

INSTANCES WHEN MY GUESTS ARE

WHITER THAN I AM.

WOW, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I

JUST... I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO

SAY.

THIS JUST GOT REAL.

A MAJOR POLLSTER HAS ME AT 5%,

AHEAD OF THE THIRD-PLACE

FINISHER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

I GOT TO ASK: WHAT DO YOU THINK,

NATION?

SHOULD I RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN

SOUTH CAROLINA?

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

I HEAR WHAT I'M ASKING YOU TO

SAY, BUT THAT'S A REALLY BIG

DECISION.

FIRST I NEED TO PRAY ON IT.

OKAY.

GOD'S GOOD WITH IT.

BUT OBVIOUSLY I STILL HAVE TO GO

HOME AND SIT DOWN AND TALK IT

OVER WITH MY MONEY.

[LAUGHTER]

SO PLEASE JOIN ME TOMORROW NIGHT

WHEN I WILL MAKE A MAJOR

ANNOUNCEMENT HERE ON "THE

REPORT."

THERE WILL BE SPECIAL GUESTS AND

HISTORIC DECISIONS, AND IF

YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL, YOU JUST

MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT.

GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY.

OH, I HAVE TO DO THE REST OF THE

SHOW.

SORRY.

WE'LL SEE YOU

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