There is no doubt in my mind that Wisconsin loves Stephen Colbert. In fact it is not uncommon to see a protest sign with something Colbert related (for which you may or may not get arrested). It is also common to hear his name brought up in conversation from the “regular” protesters, a group I fall into. But this week Wisconsin showed just how much they love Stephen Colbert, by voting for him as the preferred primary challenger to Scott Walker. It’s true, while Facebook and the internet flooded with polls on who should run against Scott Walker, the blog site Blue Cheddar did a poll of their own. In this poll they asked who would be the best primary challenger for Scott Walker. There were many choices including Wisconsin tea party poster boy, Tommy Thompson. Tommy only got about ten percent of the vote. The winner, at about four times the votes Tommy got, was Stephen Colbert. But Blue Cheddar took it a step further and actually wrote a letter asking Colbert to run so the people can have their say.
All people who voted for Stephen also voted for a clause that stated he could stay at their place as he will need to live in Wisconsin for 28 days before he can run for office, changed this year from 10 days. In the letter, Blue Cheddar, a cat lover, offers her place. If Stephen is a dog person, however, he could always stay at my place. The letter also lists several perks of running including, but not limited to, song serenades by the Solidarity Sing Along, running circles around Scott Walker, and craft Wisconsin beer. After all, who can turn down craft Wisconsin beer? Blue Cheddar also reminded Stephen that he will need to collect 2,000-4,000 signatures to run for Governor, but that we have experience collecting signatures here in Wisconsin. We did, after all, get over a million signatures in sixty days.
This may all seem comical to some, but here in Wisconsin we take this very seriously. We want, very much, for Stephen Colbert to come here and primary Scott Walker. Hundreds of Wisconsin citizens have posted their calls on his Facebook page or sent them in tweets. There is now a Facebook page made simply to encourage a Colbert for Governor campaign. It is clear Wisconsin loves Stephen Colbert. We now refer to a lot of our activities as “Super PAC-tivities.” And we want him to run for Governor of our fine state. There is even a Facebook page. And don’t worry Stephen, if you get arrested for having a camera crew larger than four people (they can arrest for groups of four or more without a permit), we will bail you out. And we have a great legal network to make sure your Constitutional rights remain upheld. And now, I will join Blue Cheddar and the majority of Wisconsinites in hope that Stephen will come save us all, and challenge Scott Walker in a primary.
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Note: Segway Jeremy Ryan has become a full-time member of the protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Formerly a businessman, he gave up his business to join the fight for the middle class in the State of Wisconsin. Through videos and writings he has informed hundreds of thousands of people about what was going on at the Wisconsin State Capitol once the mainstream media had mostly abandoned the protests. His full-time activism is completely funded by the people. If you would like to help out please click here.