Let’s be honest. This election presents a tough choice for the American people.
We’ve got the incumbent President Obama, a nice guy whose policies don’t match the promise (heck, he’s even admitted it) facing off against literally the worst GOP candidate we’ve seen in a long time. I don’t know if you can exactly blame Obama’s record on Republican opposition, and maybe Romney just trips over his tongue when cameras are rolling by happy accident, but honest liberals and conservatives know that when they go to vote, they’re voting for whom they consider to be the lesser of two evils.
For heavens sake, in any other election, an incumbent facing a stagnant economy and massive global unrest would be in deep fertilizer to begin with, but President Obama is positively strolling through election season right now. Why? Because his opponent gets dumber by the second. At least that’s what Jon Stewart said on Tuesday night’s The Daily Show.
“Whatever his missteps are as a candidate, Barack Obama is surging in the polls because the closer we get to the election, the dumber Mitt Romney appears to be getting,” Stewart said in his new segment, “Barack Obama Is the Luckiest Dude on the Planet.”
Other TV hosts have also expressed exasperation over the progress (or lack thereof) of Romney’s campaign. Giving him an on-air invitation to explain himself, David Letterman appealed to the candidate earlier this week:
“The man is delusional,” Letterman said. “If he thinks we hate him … We are not in the hate business. We are here looking to make friends. … Now, Mitt Romney has been on the show many, many times. Let me ask you something, Mitt. If we hated you, why do we keep begging you to be on the show?
Hosts like Jimmy Fallon have tried to help us laugh, in the face of America’s painful political woes. Imitating Romney, Fallon put together a Rom Bomb Video Vlog Blog to poke fun at Romney’s Mother Jones tape controversy.
“When I said that 47 percent of folks are dependent on government and believe that they’re entitled to food, healthcare and housing, I was just joshing! Hahahaha!”
We have to laugh, because it is painful. We have to vote, even though you could argue that a poor choice is no choice at all.
But we’re with Stewart: