"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart didn't see the final Iowa results before taping, but somehow he knew Romney would win.
The Iowa caucuses were still going strong by the time their shows were on, but late night hosts didn't miss the opportunity to lampoon the event and most all of the GOP candidates participating.
Last night, "Late Show's" David Letterman made fun of how several of the candidate attack ads targeted Newt Gingrich leading up to Iowa. He showed a spoof ad of well-known "Hamburger Helper" commercial, which started out with a voice-over about the food, but ended up just calling Gingrich a bunch of names.
And then on his popular "Top 10" list, Letterman came up with several pointed "It might be time to end your campaign if..." reasons. Among them: “If instead of Iowa, you've been campaigning in Idaho.”
And another one: "If people refer to you as Mitt Romney without the enthusiasm."
On the "Tonight Show," Jay Leno suggested that nothing else goes on in Iowa to explain the reasons why we all care. As for late night's dueling Jimmys -- Kimmel and Fallon -- both quickly moved through the GOP ranks and went on to their various guests and musical performances.
But, as expected, our favorite political satirists had plenty of material to spare.
Stephen Colbert, of the "Colbert Report," reminded everyone of the late Paul the Octopus -- the creature who made accurate "predictions" about the World Cup and introduced everyone to Megyn Shelly, a snail who was supposed to do the same. Needless to say, Megyn didn't rally quickly enough to pick any of the GOP candidates -- represented by pieces of cucumber.
"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart admitted he didn't know the results, mainly because he broadcasts "from the past." But he somehow knew Romney would win, because of something he calls "Romspringa." For this explanation, Stewart pulled out the "White Man's Sampler" box of chocolates for an analogy. Romney is, he suggested, the chocolate in the box that's just plain enough to be comfortable with and always come back to.
The only presidential candidate who managed to avoid being the butt of jokes last night? President Obama.
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