Going on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show was largely seen as beneficial to Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. When Obama “slow-jammed” the news, it made headlines around the country and gave the President a nice bump in the polls.
More than a year after the election, Mitt Romney stopped by Fallon’s studio to try out a groove of his own.
Promoting his new documentary “Mitt,” Romney nailed his appearance as the straight man in Fallon’s bit. Sadly, it came two years too late to matter. Fallon reportedly did not invite Romney to "slow jam the news" during his presidential run.
The Washington Post, not exactly Romney’s biggest fan, gave the appearance rave reviews:
From Gangnam style to slow jams to selfies with Zach Braff, Mitt Romney is well on his way to winning one of those “World’s Coolest Grandpa” mugs.
On Friday’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” the former Republican presidential candidate, whose new documentary “Mitt” is available now on Netflix, “slow jammed the news.” In the running gag Fallon teams up with a serious seeming boldfacer–a Brian Williams or a Barack Obama–and ad-libs Barry White-style as his guest sums up the week’s headlines.
Romney, dubbed “Roma lama ding dong” by the “Late Night” crew, offered the audience a pretty decent primer on Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. On the menu? Unemployment, debt, immigration reform and “wide spread wire tapping.” And that’s where Fallon comes in.
“Ah yeah,” intoned Fallon. “President Obama looked at the American people up and down and said, ‘I’d tap that.’” Kudos to Romney for keeping a straight face for the next two minutes.