If the voters don't send Mitt Romney to the White House in November, surely no one will be sadder than the sardonic duo of Jon Stewart on The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report. But until then, the man who would be president is a comedy cornucopia.
Lights! Action! Camera! Gaffe!
Note to all politicians: It's high time you realized that there is no longer any such thing as a "private meeting" -- not when any gathering of people includes an equal number of smartphones equipped with video cameras that can turn anyone into an instant Zapruder. Mitt Romney learned that last week when his campaign was blind-sided by an amateur video of the ex-governor dismissing "47 per cent" of Americans as moochers (at a $50,000-a-plate luncheon, whose attendees wouldn't DREAM of mooching -- they hire lobbyists for that). Candidate Romney doubled down on his remarks, while admitting that they could have been expressed with greater elegance. Daily Show contributor John Hodgman helpfully demonstrated how Romney might have delivered his comments with more class...
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Exclusive - An Elegant Message to the 47%|
...while on TCR, a similar service was provided by Colbert himself -- and an accompanying cello.
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Mitt Romney's Secret Video|