Colbert in 2012?

Stephen Colbert tried to run a corporate-sponsored campaign for the Presidency in 2008, only to be foiled by election laws.  In teh wake of the Citizens United ruling, he’d like to try again, Politico reports.  But if he plans to run another “hail to the cheese Stephen Colbert Nacho Cheese Doritos 2008 presidential campaign” he’s in for a bit of a surprise.  While Frito-Lay could air ads in support of Colbert’s candidacy, it still can’t fund his campaign directly or coordinate its expenditures with the Colbert campaign, nor can Colbert promote a real candidacy on his show, as that would entail direct financial support from Comedy Central’s corporate owner, Viacom.  So much for leaving the other candidates in the dust, the “nacho cheese dust.”

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