On Monday night’s “The Colbert Report”, Stephen Colbert took Mitt Romney’s un-relatable personality as well as Rick Santorum’s egregious attacks on President Barack Obama’s desire to see everyone go to college to task. Here’s video from last night’s “The Colbert Report”:
And here’s more on the Tuesday before Super Tuesday situation:
Residents of Arizona will take to the polls today to choose between Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul to represent the GOP in the 2012 presidential election in today’s primaries. Romney has been the favorite from the start, but he has been challenged along the way. Most recently, Rick Santorum is making the most noise.
Romney spoke at Detroit’s Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions to about 1,200 people. That left about 65,000 empty stadium seats. They probably should’ve chosen a smaller venue.
“There were a lot of empty seats by the important thing is Mitt really connected with those empty seats by also being plastic and uncomfortable,” joked Colbert. Well, maybe he wasn’t joking.
Colbert continued poking fun at Romney’s trouble connecting with the everyman/woman in regards to the former Massachusetts governor’s relationship with NASCAR team owners.
“What young NASCAR fan doesn’t have his bedroom wall plastered with posters of owner Jack Roush?”
Santorum wasn’t spared. He may have even gotten it worse. Colbert showed a clip of Santorum calling Obama a “snob” for wanting to see everyone go to college.
“Yeah, what a snob,” said Colbert. “Obama thinks everybody should go to college like he did… Some of us weren’t handed a ticket to Harvard by being the biracial son of a single mother on food stamps.”
Is someone really a snob for wanting to see everyone receive some sort of higher education?
“Tonight I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This could be a community college or a four year school, vocational training or an apprenticeship,” said Obama in a clip Colbert showed.
Sounds reasonable to me. But I’m not the politician.