Mitt Romney On Letterman: ‘Newt Gingrich? Really?’

NEW YORK (AP) — What would Mitt Romney like to say to the American people? How about this: “Newt Gingrich? Really?”

That’s one of the playful messages Romney announced to laughter Monday night on CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman.” The Republican presidential hopeful delivered the nightly “Top Ten” list in khakis, shirt and a blue blazer without a tie. Letterman asked the casually dressed candidate, “How’d you do on the back nine?”

While Romney took a gentle dig at Gingrich, his main rival for the GOP nomination, he poked fun at himself too. “Isn’t it time,” he asked, “for a president who looks like a 1970s game show host?”

And: “I can do a lot, but even I can’t fix the Indianapolis Colts.”

Romney’s No. 1 thing to tell Americans? “It’s a hair piece.”


Letterman’s “Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Would Like to Say to the American People”:

No. 10 — “Isn’t it time for a president who looks like a 1970s game show host?”

No. 9 — “What’s up, gangstas? It’s the M-I-Double Tizzle.”

No. 8 — “I have no proof, but I have a feeling Canada is planning something.”

No. 7 — “Actually, I’m only here to meet Tom Cruise.”

No. 6 — “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!”

No. 5 — “My new cologne is now available at Macy’s. It’s Mittstified.”

No. 4 — “I just used all my campaign money to buy a zoo with Matt Damon.”

No. 3 — “I can do a lot, but even I can’t fix the Indianapolis Colts.”

No. 2 — “Newt Gingrich? Really?”

No. 1 — “It’s a hair piece.”

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  • Orrest

    Romney will never come across as more than a plastic person. Part of why he can’t pull away from the lackluster crowd of GOP is he is out of touch with the population. The center does not trust him. The right do not want him because he is not one of them. Romney is the only case of the righties not believing the babble coming out of the candidate’s mouth.

  • Dale Gribble

    Romney is a Mormon, and as such, he is unwittingly controlled by the Bilderberg group, who, together with the Masons, have penetrated the Church of LDS at its highest levels. They, in turn, are dominated by East Coast, elitist monehy lender cosmopolitans who intend to profit from monopolies put in place after the UN take-over. Do not play into the BEAST’s hands by voting for this puppet. Ron Paul will take on the UN and Sharia law head on and end the tyrrany of Barak Hussein Osama!!! Vote Ron Paul in 2012!!!

    • nope

      Ron Paul would not appreciate your support. Slip back into your cartoon.

      • Frankie

        As evidenced by the historical posts on this board, how is Dale any different than the rest of the Ron Paul supporters?

        • nope

          As evidenced by the historical posts on this board, how is anyone different than the rest in any of their support for any of these dismal politicians?

          • Frankie

            There are a few people on this board that can put out an intelligent comment and continue an informative thread until they get frustrated when the other people start name calling

            • Raoul Duke

              I disagree. And you, therefore, are worse than Hitler.

              • Frankie

                You salsa eating salamander. Thbbbbt (Bill the Cat if you remember Calvon and Hobbes)

            • nope

              To answer the question then, Ron Paul would not appreciate religious right-wing (*nut job) comments. Not frustrasted, just providing a fact. *name calling.

              • frozenrunner

                You call them dismal politicians, Ron Paul is well within that category of dismal politicians. Ron Paul will appreciate any person who sends a campaign contribution and vote his way.That the supporters are what they are makes no difference to him. When asked about skilled displaced workers under his proposals he said they could go get jobs at McDonalds. His solution for medical malpractice, have the clients buy their own insurance against the doctor. It can go and on on from there. Ron Paul cares for the outcome of people so little, why would he care what they say?

                • Don't Tread on Me

                  I have never heard the McDonald’s statement before but what’s to argue? What would your suggestion be to somebody who was canned from their job and unable to find one of equal value for an extended period of time? You can only get unemployment for so long. Eventually your going to have to settle for something that isn’t desirable in order to keep the lights on. McDonald’s is a corporation like any other. There is an ability to move up in position. Furthermore, as far as resumes go, some work is better than no work! So when it comes time to interview for something better, who’s going to have a better shot at the job, the person who sat at home watching TV and collecting unemployment for a year or the person who when out and got a paycheck by whatever means necessary?

    • You tell 'em, Dale!!

      You are priceless

  • Reggie

    Romney is getting a pass from the main stream media. And he’s on Letterman? Really?

    If he gets the nomination, the media will rip him and his ‘cult’ religion to shreds. They’re laying in wait for the ambush.

  • MrB

    You could ask that same question about anyone in the GOP field and answer it the same way……REALLY!

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