Mitt Romney has gone to great lengths to prove that he is a regular guy and not the out-of-touch gazillionaire that he truly is. His latest attempt, to show that he watches "Seinfeld" like everybody else, has failed miserably.
Romney opened Wednesday night's debate by introducing himself and when he said something that the crowd liked, they roared in approval. Romney had more to say, but he decided to end there, saying, "As George Costanza would say, 'when they're applauding, stop.'"
First of all, George Costanza never said that. The New York Daily News points out Romney was likely referring to the episode "The Burning" in which George complains about his "gaffes and bad puns" following a good comment. Jerry responds, "Showmanship, George. When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off.” George then spends the rest of the episode trying to go out on that high note.
Jason Alexander, who portrayed George Costanza, didn't seem to have a problem with Romney's gaffe, but he did appear to have a problem with the candidate himself, tweeting:
“Thrilled Gov. Romney enjoys my old character. I enjoyed the character he used 2 b 2. If he’d embrace that again, he’d b a great candidate.”
Later Alexander slipped back into George and announced his candidacy for president:
“Costanza 4 Prez: festivus pole on White House lawn. Marisa Tomei potential First Lady.”
Here is Romney in all his grandeur: