It's all crap
American politics are crap (and yes, I'm an American). For as long as I can remember, it's a race to see who's the lesser of two evils. And even if fellow Americans are thinking "why can't we get someone like <that past president>" even then it was a vote for the lesser of evils. All you need is a ton of money, and the ability to lie to the public. Look at our beloved Congress, which was supposed to save our country after the last round of elections. Yeah, they're doing a *great* job of keeping up with their promises. No, really, any day now they'll actually make happen what they promised. You know... the reason they were elected! Just tell the public you'll save the world, and this is how, and once you've got that crazy 6 figure pay check... well who cares? So long as you don't do something stupid enough to get kicked out (which is apparently becoming increasingly less of a threat).
C'Mon! Clinton didled a woman while in office and they impeached him (which means they took him to trial, NOT that they got him out of office), Bush has cost THOUSANDS of lives (both American and not) on a false premise, and he's still sitting tall. Clearly my priorities are skewed if I think lives are more important than a correct sexually moral compass.
But the truth is harsh. Colbert makes his living joking about the political environment. It's not like he's going to retire once a Democrat is president... he'll just make fun of *their* stupidity. And being President is most certainly not an easy task. I truly believe that if Colbert was elected He'd have one, at most two, years in office before he realized it's not funny. It's a lot of work. And we'd end up losing one of our most satirical sources of entertainment. He wouldn't be funny anymore, he'd be stressed out at the realization that things are worse than he thought and the decisions he has to make are harder than he could imagine.
The problem with being President is that you have to make people HAPPY. Regardless of what you think is right, you're supposed to do what everyone else thinks is right, and public opinion is fickle. Public opinion changes MUCH faster than the actions you've taken could possibly change. It's one thing to think "we should take this convoy east, no wait west" and another to turn it around. I'm no supporter of Bush, but it's still a hard job. And it's easy to say "we need a change" but it's even easier to have had that change and say "man, that guy is screwing it up" even when he's doing what you originally said he should do.
So, no, I don't support Colbert. He's a funny guy, and either he or his writers have a keen idea of what's going wrong. But they're not paid to think of a thorough plan on how to make it right. Personally I enjoy his sense of humor and wit, and I'd rather not see that sacrificed so we can have someone in office who has a great vision, but no concept of making a vision reality.