Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney joined Jimmy Fallon Friday night to slow jam the news and poke a little fun at himself, before the NBC host leaves “Late Night” for the “Tonight Show.”
Romney appeared ahead of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and gave a few pointers for Obama’s second term.
“Hello, I’m Gov. Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and Republican candidate for president,” Romney introduced himself. “And I, too, would like to slow jam this news.”
He said Obama’s address should cover everything from high unemployment to low Obamacare enrollment, to debt and the NSA spying program.
“President Obama looked the American people up and down and said ‘I’d tap that,’” Fallon riffed.
Fallon said “Mitt-man” had a healthcare program that worked for the people of Massachusetts, “and let’s just say it didn’t suffer from any performance problems in the hardware department.”
“At the end of the day, we’re all Americans and we all want our country to be healthy, strong and prosperous, and that means putting an end to all the partisan bickering in Washington.”
“Now you just wait a minute, Book of Mormon,” Fallon said. “You keep talking like that people are going to start thinking you’re running for president again. I’ve heard of sloppy seconds, but I aint ever heard of sloppy thirds.”
“Jimmy, I’m not running again … I’ll be supporting the Republican nominee 100 percent.”
“Don’t you mean 47 percent?” Fallon quipped.
“That’s a low blow,” Romney smirked, “but it’s pretty funny.”
Netflix has a new behind-the-scenes documentary from Romney’s 2008 and 2012 campaign that might be the most humanizing footage of the candidate to date.