After Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada announced that Stephen Colbert is still running for president in the Marvel Universe, we decided to follow up by contacting a reporter in that universe for updates on his campaign:
Reservations for a Running Mate?
Ken Ellis, DB Staff Reporter
When it comes to discussing running mates, Stephen Colbert's camp has proven tougher to crack than an adamantium briefcase. That may soon change, however. Over the past several days, wealthy Native American businessman Thomas Fireheart has accompanied the presidential aspirant's visits to Indian soil in New Mexico and South Dakota, respectively.
"I have absolutely no political aspirations whatsoever," the Fireheart Enterprises CEO emphatically told reporters Tuesday after joining Colbert in Kyle, outside the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
According to Fireheart, the TV populist first contacted him in late February. "He asked me to introduce him to several tribal leaders whom I have befriended over the years," he said. "I appreciated that Mr. Colbert wanted to discuss how his administration could provide adequate funding for Native Americans' health care, education and other programs. So I agreed to help."
Despite Fireheart's claims, Colbert's opponents are already firing accusatory arrows in his direction. Key advocates of Senator Gordon Wright's Third Wing Party noted a recent investigation of Fireheart regarding alleged federal bribery, and have maintained that the Colbert Report host is "associating himself with deceitful capitalists" like Fireheart and S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Anthony Stark. One Wright spokesperson even asserted that Colbert "is looking out for the rich, which ultimately means depriving the poor."
"Those are the words of craven, ignorant people who know only hate," Fireheart contended. "Mr. Colbert does not need my support — which, quite frankly, is probably why he has it."
Enough to join Colbert should he be elected into the White House this November? "Again, I have no interest in a world of donkeys and elephants," the billionaire businessman restated. "I'm a different kind of animal."
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