For a while, it’s been clear for a while that Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC has been raising a lot of money. But, did you know that it’s raising much more than the Super PAC of Ron Paul, an actual presidential candidate? It’s true. By a large margin.
“The interesting figure comes from Yahoo! News who compared the findings in recent FCC documents;
Colbert’s Super PAC, Americans for A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow has $794,000 cash-on-hand sitting untouched in its coffers, according to March documents filed with the Federal Election Commission, making it wealthier than some PAC’s intended to back (legitimate!) presidential candidates
The PAC raised just $44,000 in March, but spent only $28,000, mostly on Internet bills and legal fees. Though the March haul is paltry, the committee is sitting on a significant sum.
By contrast, as Politico first reported, Take Endorse Liberty, a PAC dedicated to supporting Ron Paul’s candidacy has just $54,000 in the bank.”
As the article points out, Colbert’s incredibly large sum still falls far behind those of the other candidates in the 2012 race.
So, what can we learn from this? Well, apparently, less people wanted to give money to the guy who wants to legalize marijuana than the guy who’s really fun to watch while high. And, at the same time, less people wanted to give money to a parody PAC than to the real PACs that are making a parody of our election system.
Oh, what a fun election this is!
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