Regular viewers of The Colbert Report know that host Stephen Colbert announced that he would run for President, at least in his home state of South Carolina–and is actually doing quite well. When asked which party of which he would seek the nomination, he responded by simply saying, “both,” claiming that it is legally possible in SC. He even started a campaign website and accepted a corporate sponsorship from Doritos and is being courted by Dr Pepper. But is it legal to maintain the program during the campaign, or does Comedy Central technically endorse the candidate by airing his program? Slate tackles the issue here.
(Full disclosure: as a registered voter in South Carolina, I have signed a petition to get Stephen Colbert’s name on the Democratic primary ballot.)