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The ad, purchased by Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow portrays Romney as “Mitt the Ripper” for slashing jobs, because “corporations are people.”
The voice-over in the ad sternly warns: “If you believe corporations are people, do your duty and protect them. On January 21, stop Mitt the Ripper before he kills again.”
In a light-hearted interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Colbert tried to distance himself from Stewart, calling him a “loose cannon.”
“I have no control over that ad,” Colbert said. “I am not calling anybody a serial killer. I can’t tell Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow what to do.”
The ad is meant to be a spoof on the anti-Romney ads being run by a super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich.
Colbert engaged in similar shenanigans during the 2008 presidential race. This time around, he decided to “explore” his presidential prospects after a poll that showed him leading Jon Huntsman in South Carolina.
It’s too late to get his name on the ballot in South Carolina, and the state doesn’t allow for write-in candidates. But Colbert said he wasn’t worried.
“They say I can’t get on the ballot in South Carolina?” he told Stephanopoulos. “They said you can’t go to the moon. They said you can’t put cheese inside a pizza crust, but NASA did it.”
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
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