Satirist Colbert Not Considered Presidential

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Stephen Colbert's satirical presidential campaign ended when the Democratic Party in South Carolina turned down his application to get his name on the primary ballot. The host of The Colbert Report was denied a spot in the South Carolina Democratic primary — despite paying the $2,500 filing fee. During his show last night, he got a call from the State's Democratic Party Chairwoman, Carol Fowler, who said that he didn't make the cut because officials thought he's "not quite ready to be president." The South Carolina Democratic Party officials spent 40 minutes considering whether to let Colbert onto the ballot. He lost the vote 13-3.

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