Stephen Colbert: Rick Perry 'Likes Me Back'

Matt Cherette · 08/18/11 12:36AM

Stephen Colbert has spent weeks hoping that Rick Perry would to run for president. Colbert's super PAC even commissioned a pro-Perry TV ad before it did anything else—and before Perry officially entered the race, so it's pretty obvious that he's smitten with the Texas governor. But is the feeling mutual? On tonight's Report, Colbert made a strong argument in the affirmative, as you'll see above.

Stephen Colbert Gets Some Help from Republican Spin Doctor Frank Luntz

Matt Cherette · 08/17/11 12:36AM

On tonight's Report, Stephen Colbert unveiled a word cloud representing the priorities of more than 50,000 people who responded to his call for a suggested focus of his new political action committee. Colbert then enlisted Republican spin doctor Frank Luntz to help him sift through the data and come up with the right language for a political ad. A clip of Colbert's chat with Luntz is above.

Stephen Colbert Really Wants to Get Rick Perry Elected President

Matt Cherette · 08/09/11 02:58AM

The Ames Straw Poll this Saturday will gauge what Iowa Republicans think of the field of GOP presidential candidates, but there's a twist planned this year! For the first time, organizers are allowing write-in votes for as-of-yet undeclared candidates, like hard-praying Texas Gov. Rick Perry. This won't change the fact the poll is a pretty meaningless exercise. Unless, that is, Perry megafan Stephen Colbert and his freshly funded Super PAC have anything to do with it, as he explained on tonight's Report.