Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM ET
Last night on “Late Night with David Letterman," "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart sat down with Letterman to talk politics. First they discussed President Obama and former President Bush (the second one, that is), comparing them to two different types of elementary school students -- you know, the one who reads the book before class and the one who doesn’t.
Eventually, they got around to Mitt Romney, and Stewart confessed he feels bad for the guy. He says Romney has issues with being an Average Joe, and he doesn’t come off authentic enough for voters. “He’s like pixels,” Stewart says, “when you look at him closely, it’s probably all zeros and ones.”
While on the subject, Letterman had to mention the whole Romney dog-on-the-car-roof debacle. (For those who may not remember, a 30-year old story Romney once told The Boston Globe resurfaced during the campaign; Romney recounted a 12-hour road trip to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the car in a special kennel.) Clearly, dog-lover Letterman feels strongly about the 1983 incident because it keeps coming back up.
On “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” we got to see another late-night personality sit down with Leno -- HBO’s “Real Time” guy Bill Maher. The GOP candidate of choice this time was Rick Santorum.
“He’s a little too conservative for me,” Maher quipped. “He thinks life begins at erection.” (There's a reason Maher's show is on HBO, and not broadcast or basic cable.) After wondering what the GOP hopeful got for Valentine’s Day, Maher went on to talk about the social issues that could hurt Santorum’s chances of being elected.
And then on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Kimmel talked about the new Romney attack ad from the Santorum camp. Kimmel offers what he would do if he were Romney -- he would re-voice the ad, and get right to the guts of Santorum’s campaign. (Note: Video has bleeped-out vulgarities.)
On Wednesday, "The Colbert Report" abruptly suspended production for what appears to be the rest of the week. A letter sent out to audience members (and Tweeted by at least one) indicated that "due to unforeseen circumstances we have canceled our taping for the date of your ticket reservation." Colbert Nation now lists reruns in lieu of fresh Colbert content.