Mitt Romney got an earful from David Letterman on the Late Night Show on Wednesday when Letterman responded to comments that Romney had made to donors in a video released on the Web that Letterman "hates me." His reason for thinking that the late-night comedian hates him? "I've been on Leno more than him," Romney said in the video. Ah, Mitt. Yet another video showing you to be the pompous ass that you are.
Letterman fired back at Romney. "Mitt goes on to say that I hate Mitt, that what he says, he says that on the tape, because Mitt has done the Jay Leno show more often than he's done my show, and that we're all very jealous and petty and bitter and backbiting and show business - unlike politics." Score one for the late night comedians, who often tell the truth much more often with invented jokes than politicians do with so-called facts.
"I don't hate Mitt," Letterman said. "And, I think now, more than ever, he and his lovely wife Mrs. Mitt are more than welcome to come on the show." However, David Letterman had a strong message for Mitt Romney and the success of his campaign. He told the Republican nominee, "and I'm telling you, if you think you're going to get to the White House, you've gotta spend time in this chair."
While Letterman may not be in the 47% that are supposedly living off of the government teet, and are unmotivated and "entitled" (see this article), he is certainly now one of the massive number of Americans that Romney has alienated.
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