"Stephen Colbert announced his candidacy for president on "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night, tossing his satirical hat into the ring of an already crowded race.
"In a guest column for Maureen Dowd in Sunday's New York Times, Colbert wrote: "I am not ready to announce yet — even though it's clear that the voters are desperate for a white, male, middle-aged, Jesus-trumpeting alternative."
(Have a look at the editorials section)
Now that we don't have equal time rules, it's a lot easier for comedians to run for high office, and Colbert is definately funnier then the rest of the candidates (except for John McCain, that guy cracks me up!).