Colbert Nation gets 1 Million Members in 8 days while Obama’s 1 Million Strong Group took more than 8 months
October 28th, 2007

It’s amazing how fast Colbert Nation Quickly Colonized Facebook and achieved 1 million members in 8 days while it took [Barack] Obama’s 1 Million Strong Group more than 8 months to get about 380,000 members according to a story in the New York Times today.

“..a group created by Raj Vachhani and titled “1,000,000 Strong for Stephen T Colbert” — has grown to more than a million members in just over a week, making it the most popular political group on Facebook by far.

If Mr. Colbert does manage to get on the primary ballot in South Carolina, Mr. Vachhani said he would definitely cast a vote for the comedian — if he could. But Mr. Vachhani is only 16 years old.”

“..It stretches the imagination to believe that every member of the Colbert group actually backs the television host as a political candidate — but at least the group shows he has a loyal audience.”

Could be something of a micro-trend - that enough people want a genuine fake candidate who turns out to be more popular and liked than the real candidates for President.

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