Any Democrat who wants to be taken seriously as a contender in 2020 is going to run to the Colbert show for the far left host’s approval and the media will clap along approvingly.
News Busters reports:
CNN, MSNBC Gush Over ‘Colbert Primary’ for 2020 Dems
“Welcome to the Stephen Colbert primary,” that was headline of an online article written by CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter on Monday, as he touted CBS’s Late Show “proving to be a key stop for Democrats who are positioning themselves for 2020 presidential bids.” On Wednesday morning, MSNBC echoed the sentiment, proclaiming the liberal late night comedian to be an “unofficial power broker” in the Democratic primary.
Writing for CNN Business Monday, Stelter ran down the list of potential 2020 Democratic contenders who recently appeared on the show: “Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down with Colbert one month ago. So did former HUD secretary Julián Castro. Sen. Kamala Harris was there last week. And Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to share some news about her presidential aspirations in an interview on Tuesday’s show.”
In fact, on Tuesday night, Gillibrand officially announced her presidential bid to Colbert in a ridiculously softball interview in which the two literally held hands.
“Colbert’s studio is a logical place for Democrats to tease presidential campaign plans. He has a liberal fan base dating back to his days on Comedy Central, and that audience crystallized after Colbert took aim at then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016,” Stelter explained.
Colbert has made a name for himself in the last two years as the leading voice of Trump Derangement Syndrome. That has earned him lots of friends on the left.