It may seem a little odd that late night tv chat show hosts are important political commentators, but that’s exactly the situation that has joined the long a varied characteristics of the US.
At the time of writing it is not confirmed who will be the next president. Attention is on the incumbent with many being dismayed at his actions.
Stepping up to the plate – or perhaps that should be, stepping in front of the camera – is Stephen Colbert.
Expressing the bewilderment and dismay of a nation (and a few others as well), he passionately captures the mood of many.