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Replace Dave? The Blogosphere Already Has Ideas

It didn’t take long for speculation about David Letterman’s retirement to run rampant on Twitter and other social media. Among those touted as his replacement: Amy Poehler, Jay Leno, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

Here’s a roundup.

Reed Tucker of the New York Post:


Nikki Finke:


CNN followers pitched Tim Tebow, Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien:


Jim Antle at the Daily Caller:


Albert Brooks suggested somebody named Jimmy. Given that Fallon and Kimmel are locked up tight, that must mean…Smits!


Lena Dunham is looking for diversity. Her followers suggest Amy Poehler, Amy Sedaris and, of course, Lena herself:


Jezebel, of course, is all for the ladies, too. Among the blog’s candidates are Amy Schumer, Maya Rudolph, Ellen Degeneres, Retta and Wanda Sykes.


Patton Oswalt:


At Entertainment Weekly, your choices include Neil Patrick Harris, Craig Ferguson, Arsenio Hall and Chelsea Handler:


I don’t know who Shelby Fero is, but I like her moxie:


Erik Malinowski at Fox Sports:


North Carolina TV host Ramona Holloway:


Musician Brett Gleason:


And Andrew Kaczynski at BuzzFeed has the best idea yet:


Who do you think it should be?


Update: This post has been edited to correctly identify comedian Shelby Fero. Due to a reporting error, an earlier version used a masculine pronoun.

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