In a stunning move, fake conservative pundit/silly man Stephen Colbert announced in a statement today that he is bowing out of the presidential race, after the South Carolina Democratic Executive Council voted down his attempt to get on the ballot by a vote of 13-3.

“Although I lost by the slimmest margin in presidential election history—only 10 votes—I have chosen not to put the country through another agonizing Supreme Court battle,” Colbert said Monday in a statement. “It is time for this nation to heal.”

I wish he had been able to get into the race. He had gotten a lot of criticism for making a mockery of the election process.

I, on the other hand, think that makes him a great candidate. To quote “V for Vendetta” on this, November the 5th, only make fun of the things that really matter.