Stephen Colbert has given up his campaign for President, after the South Carolina Democratic Executive Council voted 13-3 to keep him off the ballot. He has declined to pay the fee to run as a Republican, which is $35,000, compared to the $2,500 that the Democratic bid required.
Colbert has called for a time of 'healing,' and says he will remain off the air until he is able to speak about the election without weeping. In reality, The Colbert Report will be going off-air until the resolution of the WGA strike, which began at midnight. So will The Daily Show. So, no Colbert for President, and no Colbert on TV.
This week already sucks.
Breitbart.com: Stephen Colbert Drops Presidential Bid