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Hungry For Power Games Round-Up: Say Goodbye (Again) To The Fallen Tributes

Relive some of the best Hungry For Power Games segments from The Late Show.
Posted on Jul 19, 2016 | 06:20am
Ah, presidential election season: that special time every four years where mud-slinging and pandering are in full-swing. 

Of course, not everything is name-calling and backstabbing; alliances shift, and the once-mighty candidates fall. Thankfully, Stephen Colbert has been there to help mourn their losses with his hilarious "Hungry For Power Games" segments.

The Republican National Convention is here, people, and that means Stephen's tummy is rumbling for all of the delicious drama guaranteed to be served. But, rather than wait for his silver platter of tension to make it to his table, the blue-haired host took matters into his own hands.

Dressed in his finest wig, Stephen took Caligula straight to the RNC stage where he royally roasted presidential hopeful and tribute Donald Trump.
 


Let's take a look back at some more of the best "Hungry For Power Games" moments! We recently said farewell to Senator Bernie Sanders, who days before had told Stephen he would fight till the end on The Late Show
 
 


But Bernie's in good company as he joins the ranks of fallen tributes such a Jeb Bush, Lincoln Chafee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, and several others you've probably already forgotten. 

 


Oh, Ted, you held on for so long. You even outlasted Senator Marco Rubio—and he's always thirsty for some competition.

 
 


And, who could forget when Dr. Ben Carson exited the race?

 
 


Yes, it seems like a lifetime ago. It's hard to believe that dear Caligula, a stuffed rodent with a knack for politics, helped Stephen say goodbye to Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Jim Gilmore.

 
 


No round-up would be complete without mentioning Jeb! Once filled with optimism, this Bush brother quickly grew jaded.

 


For more election coverage, be sure to tune-in to The Late Show as Stephen hosts live during both political conventions.

Watch The Late Show weeknights at 11:35/10:35c and stream full episodes on CBS All Access.

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