With a poll showing him beating Jon Huntsman in South Carolina, comedian Stephen Colbert asked his fans Wednesday night if he should jump into the race and he promised a special announcement coming Thursday night.

Colbert was agonizing over which Republican presidential candidate to support ahead of the South Carolina primary in his search for a non-Mitt Romney candidate when the answer suddenly came to him: “Oh my God! It’s me!”

“It all makes so much sense! … [M]y heart always leads me to me! And I am so not Mitt!” Colbert said after reveling in his audience’s applause and cheers. “But wait, wait, wait, wait — that’s crazy! These guys have been running for a year now. How can I ever compete with an established candidate like Jon Huntsman?”

Of course, Colbert was shown earlier this week polling ahead of Huntsman in South Carolina — 5 percent to the former Utah governor’s 4 percent.

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