The GOP is just this screwed: Stephen Colbert explains the options beyond Donald Trump

Colbert: "Some names have already been floated — like Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and Mitt Romney"

Published April 8, 2016 11:00AM (EDT)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert last night explored the scant and undesirable offerings — Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and that third guy — on the Republican primary ballot.

"The GOP could nominate someone who did not even run this year," Colbert said of a contested convention. "And believe it or not, there are some people who did not run this year."

"Some names have already been floated — like Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney and Mitt Romney," he continued. "I know I just said him, but people forget him so quickly."

Colbert explained that, "in an act of desperation," the GOP could nominate anyone not named Trump in July. Some alternative options: "Scrooge McDuck, a Ouija board that spells out Ronald Reagan, a bald eagle wearing a pair of pleated khakis."

Watch the full segment below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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