Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has "done a first-rate job of snubbing us," CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman said Friday, demanding of his audience that if the GOP nominee hasn't appeared on his show by election day on Nov. 6, "don't vote for him." Reprising past pleas to the former Massachusetts governor, Letterman announced that "Mitch" Romney, as the bit goes, has his pick of "any night, any time, short notice, whatever he wants." President Obama went on the show last week. Letterman said he's "getting a whiff" that Romney's "scared -- let me rephrase that... yellow," and joked that
Comments: Sure Letterman makes fun of anybody. Like Michelle and Barack 0bama? The whole show would be an awful setup filled with lies and propaganda. Romney has gone to 'enemy' camps like the NAACP but Letterman is just plain sleazy, stupid and a waste of time.
Absolutely agree with your comment OP! letterman is a nasty little man with NO redeeming-social-value and it would be a huge waste of time for Mitt Romney to breathe the stale air letterman does. Yuck.
Don't go. Letterman is trying to set Romney up. He loves Obama and Michelle so why would he want Romney on unless he wants to blast him in front of the few people who tune in. Letterman is a sleezy womanizer which Obama may approve of, but I know that Romney does not.
So Letterman is threatening Romney by telling his few viewers to not vote for him, if he doesn't appear on his show? He has inherited the same arrogance and hubris of his idol, Obama. Don't do it Mitt. No matter what.
Gov. Please think twice about David Letterman's offer. Once you lay down with dogs, you pick up fleas. David...how's tricks? Any new clients lately? Dirty old men have David Letterman name tags on their lapels
Mitt, fa-get-about-it! This bucked toothed, hair plugged freakazoid bag of hate and filth brings nothing to the campaign. Here's what should be Mitt's proposal: "After I win I will contact you to be on the show some time in late November...Promise that I can do that Dave!"
Mitt is doing this just right. Ignore Letterman. Force Letterman into acting like a child. Presidents must bend a knee to Letterman? No, only Obama, who has a "bow reflex", has lowered himself into a situation where he has been commanded into the presence of old gap teeth. Even a Vietnam Fighter Pilot and POW/Senator-- McCain-- got pulled into this trap, and it was just one more event set where the press could interact with the brave comedian Letterman (who has done so much for his country), to pull an embarrassing spin cycle or two for the leftists. Mitt, go on as you are doing. Treat Letterman the way a President should. With no animosity or anger, treat him like the fly feeding on a dog log that he is and stay on message.
I've heard people make the comment that Letterman 'used to be funny.' I never saw that. He is snide and if one is liberal one might smile at has nasty comments on conservatives, but funny? No. And threatening Romney to come on his show or else?
Romney would be insane to give that little bug the time of day.
If Mitt Romney appears on that Old White Liberal Mans, rusty, slimy show, is the Old White Liberal Man, going to tell his hate filled liberal dunce audience to vote (for) Mitt?.... hahahaha... I don`t think so.
Go on Leno. He's a decent man. Avoid Letterman like the plague. He would do everything he could to try to embarass or spring some 'gotchas' on Romney. There's nothing to be gained and lots to lose if Letterman has his way.
Letterman, et al, consider having presidential candidates appear as feathers in their caps. Romney should never (re)consider going on that program for the sake of his "real" adult status. Obama is nothing more than some rock star, celebrity narcicist that eats up that stuff. Romney could be seen as boring, but real adults can often be boring. I doubt the founding fathers were considered "party animals." Obama is an amateur that has never had a real job and was placed in his present position by dark and powerful figures. He is nothing more than an image that reflects the desires of his behind-the-curtain handlers/financiers. In every sense of the phrase, he is a paid-for tool of his masters. Romney should never go back on that show any more than Dan Quayle should ever appear on The View. (I can only imagine).
Johnny Carson, the gold standard of late night TV, unquestionably earned the towering stature he achieved and so richly deserved. No one has ever reached Carson’s level as a consummate entertainer in that unique, bedtime showbiz venue. Many have tried. Few have even come close. David Letterman’s puerile approach to hosting and performing is bottom-of-the-barrel amateurishly rank. Want childlike silliness? Dave’s your boy. Want charm, adroit cleverness and sophistication worthy of an audience of grownups? Letterman simply doesn’t have the chops.
In the early years of the Republic and well into the 19th century it was considered beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate to campaign openly at all. The presidential aspirant was supposed to indicate that he was available if the people should desire him to fulfill the duties of the presidency, but that was all. Campaigning itself was left to "friends." Of course this was not quite the whole story. Behind the scenes, the candidate was scheming and doing tricks - but never in public.
We can see how far we have come now that it is even a possibility that a candidate for the United States presidency would appear in a comedic venue like the Letterman Show. There are those who regard this development as a good and necessary thing. I am not among them.
Romney should not just reject the invitation he should completely ignore the invitation... As he would ignore any disingenuous vermin asking for some of his valuable time.
Sure, go on Leno. Leno says some ignorant stuff, is easily influenced and you can see his writers' and even his wife's Left tilt regularly in his monologue, but I don't think he has a Left agenda. I.E. I think Leno is a fair man, or tries to be. Unlike Letterman.
I've seen about 5 minutes of Letterman in the past few years. It happened to be last week with David Cameron.
I thought he was exceptionally rude and boorish when he asked about British colonization of the world and he said something like "wasn't that just horrible?"
It made me think that with Obama's anti-colonial background Letterman was given that specific phrasing by someone else. I don't think it would be the number one thing on the average Americans mind when meeting the British Prime Minister.
Why would anyone want to lower himself by going on the show with that gap-toothed clown? He is a fool and all he would do is try to make Romney look bad. His audience is the same ilk...they wouldn't be swayed to vote Republican no matter what.
Why would any Republican appear on Letterman? I remember when I was in grad school in the 1990s. I had a vicious, evil liberal professor who LOVED David Letterman. This evil, liberal professor demanded that his grad students watch Letterman so they could yuk-yuk in the morning about how stupid conservatives were and how smart liberal professionals like him were. Ever since that time, I have a visceral hatred of Letterman and his snide, cruel, hate-filled brand of humor. Letterman is the voice of all of those evil liberal professors out there, who are one of the many barricades we need to destroy to get our country back.
Sort of fun to image on Nov 7th tho..that President-elect Romney..walks out on Letterman's stage. and sits down...only if ole' Dave somehow was totally kept in the dark..not gonna happen, but I can dream..and says something like..now, Dave old buddy, old boy, what did you want to take to me about??
We at Townhall have been covering this hotly contested Senate race for months and the results are finally in: With 36 percent of precincts reporting, Elizabeth Warren has been declared the next junior Senator from Massachusetts. Warren has never held public office before and the eye-popping $40 million she raised this election cycle evidently proved more than enough to unseat incumbent Senator Scott Brown. This was the most expensive Senate race of 2012 -- by a long shot.
Former Gov. Angus King, running as an independent, won the Senate contest Tuesday in Maine, NBC News projected, taking a seat that had been held by the Republicans. The loss further complicated the party's drive to take control of the Senate (Snip) Republican Ted Cruz defeated Democrat Paul Sadler to hold the open seat in Texas, succeeding retiring Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, NBC News projected. See results Democrats held small edges in two of the other states critical to the balance of power in the Senate: In Massachusetts, where Elizabeth Warren, a law professor at Harvard University, was leading Republican
CNN’s Peter Hamby reported that Mitt Romney‘s internal polling showed President Obama leading in Ohio by five percentage points.Per Hamby’s post: The number represented a sharp final bump for Obama in Ohio, a race that had essentially been a tied race through much of the previous week, according to the campaign’s daily tracking. The polling, which also showed a tight race in Pennsylvania, explains why Romney officials decided to send their candidate on last-minute Election Day visits to Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
The Obama and Romney campaigns may be gearing up for a very late night, with one Obama campaign adviser predicting that in Florida alone, "they'll be counting until 2 a.m." The Obama adviser said signs suggest the race is quite tight, though the campaign claimed to be "holding strong" in key battlegrounds like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The adviser also said turnout among black voters in Virginia was better than expected, suggesting that could be a problem for Mitt Romney. Republican operatives in Virginia, though, predicted a razor-thin victory for their candidate in the state.
Washington - Early returns on Tuesday in what is anticipated to be a dead even presidential election contained no surprises, as CNN projected President Barack Obama will win his home state of Illinois and eight other races while Republican challenger Mitt Romney will win nine states. All races called so far went as expected after the roller-coaster ride of an election campaign that was buffeted by a superstorm and missteps on both sides. Obama and Romney ran dead even in final polls that hinted at a result rivaling some of the closest presidential elections in history, reflecting the deep political
A week after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, a majority of voters said President Barack Obama’s response to the crisis wasn’t a factor in their vote, according to early exit polls. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed, per CBS News’ early exit polling released by radio station WKZO in Kalamazoo, Mich., said Obama’s handling of the storm was a minor factor in their vote or wasn’t a factor at all. Twenty-six percent named Sandy as an “important” factor, and 15 percent said it was the “most important” factor in their decision.
Mitt Romney is leading among independents in both Ohio and Virginia, early exit polls show. In Ohio, the former Massachusetts governor takes 56 percent of self-identified independents, compared with 40 percent for President Barack Obama. That’s a huge decrease for Obama from 2008, when the exit polls found him winning independents in Ohio by 12 points, 52 percent to 44 percent for John McCain. The numbers are similar but slightly tighter in Virginia: Romney takes 53 percent of independents there, according to ABC News exit polls, a 12-point lead over Obama. In 2008, Obama won independents in the state by
Mitt Romney and President Obama each racked up early and expected victories Tuesday night in relatively safe territory, while some of the biggest battlegrounds that will decide the election remained too close to call. All the big swing states where polls have closed -- Florida, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina -- were too close to call, Fox News projects. (Snip) Obama will also win three of Maine's four electoral votes, Fox News projects. It is unclear where the state's fourth electoral vote will fall. The latest batch of poll closings, and results, has allowed Obama to take
Mitt Romney was projected the winner in South Carolina on Tuesday night, taking home the state’s nine electoral votes. So far Tuesday the former Massachusetts governor has taken other reliably red states including Kentucky and West Virginia. Romney leads in the Electoral College with 24 electoral votes to President Obama’s three.
As expected, the presidential race is tight in Ohio, where the polls just closed: President Obama is winning women 55 percent to 44 percent in the early CBS News exit poll, while Mitt Romney is leading 52 percent to 46 percent among men. Women made up 51 percent of the electorate, compared to 49 percent among women. Thirty-nine percent of voters so far identified themselves as Democrats, compared to 30 percent calling themselves Republican. Thirty-one percent identified as independent or something else, and Romney has a big edge among this group - 56 percent to 40 percent for Mr. Obama.
As expected, Republican candidate for President, Mitt Romney, won West Virginia’s five electoral votes in Tuesday’s General Election over President Barack Obama. National media outlets called the race in West Virginia shortly after polls closed at 7:30 p.m. President Obama’s fate in West Virginia has never been in question, as he garnered just 60 percent of the democratic vote in the May primary. The other 40 percent of that vote went to Texas federal inmate Keith Judd, who was placed on the ballot in West Virginia. President Obama has been hugely unpopular in the Mountain State since he first ran
Early exit polls show Election Day voters are slightly more Republican than in 2008 and broadly concerned about the state of the U.S. economy. Six in 10 voters said the economy is their top issue according to the poll, which was released by The Associated Press and conducted on behalf of a consortium of media companies. Less than a quarter of voters said their families were better off than four years ago — a point seized on by many Republicans as the results leaked out.
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
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One definition of a pathological liar is someone who lies where the truth would serve just as well. When President Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, was arrested in 2011 for drunk driving, the truth — that Obama had stayed with his uncle years earlier for several weeks as a Harvard law student — would have served the president just fine. No potential Obama voter would have held it against him that an uncle he had stayed with two decades earlier was picked up for DUI. Yet the White House went with a lie, claiming that Obama had never met his uncle. Now that
The U.S. isn´t called "America the Beautiful" for nothing. Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country´s majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty. But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont´s Ben & Jerry´s Factory and Tennessee´s Graceland, the former home of Rock and Roll King Elvis Presley. From California to New York and everywhere in between, the country is chock-full of incredible attractions that keep luring in visitors. Here are the best tourist attractions in every state.
Although the jobless rate in November fell to its lowest level since he took office, President Obama called on Republican lawmakers Saturday to spend tens of billions on unemployment benefits that are set to expire this month. “It shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address. But he said the “economic lifeline” is in jeopardy. “All because Republicans in this Congress — which is on track to be the most unproductive in history — have so far refused to extend it” Mr. Obama said. If Congress doesn’t act before lawmakers leave on their holiday break, about
Many people could die as extreme weather becomes common. There will be more freak winds like the October storm, which killed four people. Heatwaves will be lethal and the sea level will rise, leaving coastal towns at risk of being swamped by storm surges. Sir Brian Heap, president of the European Academies Science Advisory Council, said he felt “obliged” to issue the warning after a new study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It comes on the back of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, which has killed more than 5,000 people. Sir Brian said: “Given the tragic events this