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

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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.”

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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.”

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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