Colbert Super PAC - Matthew Dowd & Ham Rove

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After consulting with Ham Rove and Matthew Dowd, Stephen calls on the Colbert Nation to determine the direction of his Super PAC. (5:16)

THEIR PARENTS DON'T LET THEM

WATCH.

GET IT TOGETHER, COLBERT.

GET IT TOGETHER.

WE'RE FACED WITH A HEADY

DECISION, JUST TURN TO THE

MAN WITH THE MOST HEAD.

KARL ROVE.

KARL IS THE FOUNDER OF THE

COUNTRY'S LARGEST SUPERPAC,

AMERICAN CROSSROADS.

UNFORTUNATELY, I COULDN'T

REACH KARL ROVE.

I CAN NEVER QUITE DRAW THE

PENT GRAM-- PENTAGRAM RIGHT.

SO INSTEAD PLEASE WELCOME

THE NEXT BEST THING TO KARL

ROVE, A PAIR OF GLASSES ON A

HAM LOAF.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THE BEST PART OF HAVING HAM

ROVE ON, MY PAC CAN WRITE IT

OFF AS BOTH A POLITICAL

CONSULTANT AND CATERING.

HAM ROVE, THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US.

KARL, NOW THAT I'VE GOT A

PAC, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW WHAT?

HE'S SHY.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.

WE'LL DISCUSS THIS LATER.

OVER DINNER.

LUCKILY I HAVE ANOTHER GUEST

EVEN BETTER THAN KARL ROVE.

PLEASE WELCOME ABC NEWS

POLITICAL ANALYST AND CHIEF

STRATEGIST FOR GEORGE W.

BUSH'S 2004 RE-ELECTION

CAMPAIGN, MATTHEW DOWD.

MATTHEW, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

MATTHEW

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

MATTHEW, THESE KIDS WANT TO

KNOW WHAT I STAND FOR, OKAY.

WHAT DO PACs USUALLY STAND

FOR LIKE AMERICANS FOR

PROSPERITY, WHAT DO THEY

STAND FOR?

>> WELL, IT COULD BE TAXES,

THERE'S LOWER TAXES.

IT COULD BE CHANGE THE LAWS

ON HEALTH-CARE REFORM.

IT'S ANY NUMBER OF ISSUES

BUT YOU HAVE TO STICK IT

OUT.

YOU CAN'T JUST STICK YOUR

FINGER IN THE WIND.

>> Stephen: WHERE SHOULD I

STICK MY FINGER BECAUSE IF

IT WILL HELP RAISE MONEY I

CAN THINK OF A FEW PLACES.

>> THAT MAY BE BETWEEN YOU

AND YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

OR MY SIGNIFICANT DONOR.

BECAUSE LIKE KARL ROVE AND

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY

THEY'VE GOT THESE

BILLIONAIRES WHO BANKROLL

THEM, RIGHT.

>> YEAH, WELL, MILLIONAIRES

AND SOME AVERAGE PEOPLE BUT

A LOT OF RICH PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: AVERAGE

BILLIONAIRES SO, DO THOSE

BILLIONAIRES HELP SET THE

AGENDA?

>> OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE PART OF

IT AND THEY'RE INFLUENTIAL

IN THE PROCESS.

BUT IF SOMEBODY REALLY, LIKE

YOU STANDS FOR SOMETHING,

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE

INFLUENCED BY MONEY.

SOMETIMES THE MONEY HAS

INFLUENCE IN THE PROCESS.

>> Stephen: HERE IS THE

THING IS, I DON'T-- I

DON'T-- I DON'T HAVE LIKE

MILLIONAIRES OR BILLIONAIRES,

I ONLY HAVE THESE PEOPLE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> AND THAT'S ULTIMATELY

MORE POWER THAN THE

BILLIONAIRES.

>> Stephen: OKAY, OKAY.

WELL, I TELL YOU WHAT.

WHY DON'T I ASK YOU PEOPLE

WHAT YOU STAND FOR AND THEN

COLBERT SUPERPAC WILL STAND

FOR THAT.

OKAY, I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.

EVERYBODY IS A MEMBER OF

COLBERT SUPERPAC AND IF YOU

ARE NOT GO TO COLBERT

SUPERPAC.COM.

WE WILL SEND AN E-MAIL OR GO

TO SUPERPAC AND CLICK ON, I

STAND FOR, AND THAT WILL

TAKE TO YOU A PAGE WHERE YOU

CAN WRITE IN WHAT YOU STAND

FOR AND WE'LL HAVE THOSE

RESULTS NEXT WEEK, OKAY?

SOUND LIKE A GOOD IDEA?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> GREAT IDEA, GREAT IDEA.

>> Stephen: NOW OKAY.

NOW ONCE I FIGURE OUT WHAT I

STAND FOR WHAT DO THE PACS

DO?

>> WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS

ONCE YOU HAVE MONEY THAT YOU

ARE RAISING VERY WELL AND

YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU

STAND FOR, YOU WANT TO

COMMUNICATE WHAT YOUR

MESSAGE IS.

>> Stephen: I WANT TO TURN

THAT MONEY INTO SPEECH.

>> YOU WANT TO TURN THAT

MONEY INTO SPEECH WHETHER IT

IS CANDIDATE SPEECH, A

PERSON SPEAKING OR

TELEVISION ADS WHICH ARE AN

EFFECTIVE MEANS OF

COMMUNICATING YOUR MESSAGE

AND I WOULD SUGGEST, IF I

WERE ADVISING YOU-- .

>> Stephen: ARE YOU ADVISING

ME?

>> NO, I THINK I'M GOING TO

KEEP MY DAY JOB, THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU WERE ADVISING ME WHAT

WOULD YOU ADVISE?

>> I WOULD PUT TOGETHER SOME

ADS THAT REPRESENT WHAT YOU

WANT TO COMMUNICATE TO THE

VOTERS.

AND THEN FIGURE OUT GREAT

PLACES TO PUT THOSE.

>> Stephen: CAN THESE BE

JUST ABOUT ISSUES OR JUST

ABOUT PEOPLE?

>> IT CAN BE ANY NUMBER OF

THINGS.

YOU CAN DO AN AD THAT IS

STRAIGHT ON AN ISSUE.

IF YOU WANTED TO PUT AN AD

ABOUT TAXES OR WHATEVER IT

HAPPENED TO BE, OR IT COULD

BE AN AD FOR OR AGAINST

SOMEBODY.

>> Stephen: SHOULD I GO

NEGATIVE ON PEOPLE?

>> IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO

SAY THAT'S NEGATIVE ABOUT

SOMETHING ELSE AND IT'S TRUE

T SHOULD BE TRUE, WHAT YOU

SAY, THEN I WOULD, YOU KNOW,

GO WHERE YOUR HEART GOES.

>> Stephen: MY MOM ALWAYS

SAID, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON'T

HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY,

YOU BETTER BACK IT UP WITH A

LOT OF MONEY.

(LAUGHTER)

>> WHERE SHOULD I RUN THOSE

ADS.

IS THERE ANY BATTLEGROUND

COMING UP?

>> RIGHT NOW IN MY VIEW

BECAUSE OF THE A.M.S STRAW

VOTE HAPPENING IN A COUPLE

OF WEEKS, I WOULD GO TO IOWA

BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE A LOT

OF PEOPLE WILL BE COVERING,

THE MEDIA, CANDIDATES TRYING

TO WIN THAT STRAW VOTE THAT

IS WHERE I WOULD DO THE ADS

N EYE IOWA.

>> Stephen: SO IF I WAS

GOING TO BE A PLAYER, MAKE

MY MARK IN IOWA.

>> YEAH, IF YOU WANT TO BE A

PLAYER, MAKE YOUR MARK IN

IOWA.

>> Stephen: WHATEVER THAT

MEANS.

OR PLAYA.

(LAUGHTER)

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MATTHEW

DOWD, ABC NEWS POLITICAL

ANALYST.

AND MY ADVISOR, MATTHE

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