Gotta Watch: Candidates making fun of themselves
December 20th, 2011
10:55 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Candidates making fun of themselves

There's nothing better than politicians who are secure enough to make fun of themselves, especially this winter when tensions are high among the Republican presidential candidates. "The Late Show with David Letterman" seems to be a popular place to let the rest of the country know that they don't take themselves too seriously.

'It's a hairpiece' - Monday night, Mitt Romney visited Letterman to share the top ten things "he'd like to say with the American people."

Brain freeze - In November, Rick Perry stopped by "The Late Show" to share his top ten excuses for his now-infamous brain freeze.

The 9-9-9 plan - Before Herman Cain suspended his presidential campaign, he took advice from Letterman on his 9-9-9 plan.

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  1. ron mcloughlin

    I watched it! He's a total stiff. Bring on Mitt he's a first class twit!

    December 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fallen Angel

    And we should vote for him why? Even when given the opportunity to make fun of himself,he couldn't get it right.what a "self absorbed " "mile high ego" complete LOSER just like the rest of all these LOSER politicians.It's all about them and screw the American people.Is there any doubt why our Country is in the tiolet.

    December 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guitargal

      Hmm...I don't think these guys fall in the "losers" category.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • i_know_everything

      a guy with 200 m dollars could be anything but not a "loser"

      December 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jeff

    RON PAUL 2012 only legit poli !!!

    December 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. B.

    Must be nice for these guys to get all the air time they want to just joke around, while other candidates (Ron Paul) only get 89 seconds of talking time in a debate. They blind us with these tabloid cover puppets and make them famous so we are blinded to what's really happening and who is really calling the shots. Anyone of these candidates wins other than Ron Paul I can guarantee they will be sitting back collecting a check and taking orders from the federal reserve and wall st.

    December 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • YeaYeaYea

      Ron Paul was on the tonight show last week, he was actually pretty funny calling bachman a muslim hater an santorum a gay hater. But it seems like all you ron paul fans are bent on making him seem like he's at a disadvantage. Last I checked he's raised quite a lot of cash, an was actually second to only Gingrich when it came to air time in the debate. My point is, stop whining, and actually pay attention. He's got a great shot at winning Iowa.

      December 20, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Robrob

    It doesn't mean they are capable or competent for the office they seek but at least their advisors seem to understand what makes them likeable and they are willing to try it.

    December 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. James Bond

    Ron Paul your last chance people! or prepare to regret for the rest of the century!

    December 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      The only candidate to have a different opinion about bombing Iran but he's been labeled the nut ???

      December 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |

    Hi, I'm A Mormon and Joseph Smith was a real Prophet like Jesus!

    December 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ThsIsNotReal22


      December 20, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Officer Barbrady

    RON PAUL 2012! GO BILLS!

    December 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. T Money

    This is hilarious! Go Romney!

    December 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rabbit One

    Look at this situation – this republican man running around regurgitating the same nonsense over and over again – not a single new idea – an oppressive cloud of status quo – and he certainly views women as less than equal to men – and he is so strange about money – always being so greedy and protective of money – and what is he saving for – he goes to the bathroom like everyone else – and he dies in no more than like 100 years – and why is he fighting – he has no future – he is a part of a sad system – just a wheel going – that stops very very soon

    December 20, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. richard

    If obama wins again, I am going to drive my mercedes around and complain to my wealthly friends. The funniest part for me is that I am being serious. good luck libs on getting another free handout, should have studied harder!

    December 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Oyvey!

    This was a mistake. I'm sure that Mitt's advisers thought that this would help Americans relate to him. Ummmmm, could he have been more stiff, joyless and uncomfortable? This was a complete FAIL. I feel for the guy, but he shouldn't try to pretend to be something he's not.

    December 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Although theres not a one of them i would vote for i spose we should be greatful none of them are members of congress eh?

    December 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm


      December 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gilson

    I'm not sure if I would go this far, and cleald it "abuse", but there is something troubling moral teaching children about religious mythology, as if they really were.

    February 12, 2012 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |