An new movie comes out today called Man of the Year starring Robin Williams as a talk show comedian who runs for President – successfully. There is speculation that the film is based on the calls for talk show comedian Jon Stewart, of the Daily Show, to run for President. Stewart is widely regarded as the smartest (and funniest) political comedian in the business and I think I could actually support the notion of him running for the White House.
The reason is not because he’s funny – though that would be refreshing! The reason is that he’s smart – very smart. And can be very serious. In his first broadcast following 9/11, Jon replaced his comedic monologue with a passionate 8-minute commentary on the events of that day – his first State of the Union.
Would you vote for this guy? I would.
UPDATE: Apparently YouTube has been “asked to remove all Daily Show, Colbert Report, and South Park video clips from the site due to copyright infringement, and obliged. ” via Google BlogscopedPin It