- The Washington Times
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney showed a more humorous side of his personality when he “slow jammed” the news Friday night with comedian Jimmy Fallon.

Mr. Romney read the news with gusto while Fallon’s ensemble played slow jams for accompaniment. The topics that Mr. Romney and Mr. Fallon touched on ranged from the upcoming State of the Union address, NSA wiretapping, Obamacare, and the ‘MITT’ documentary.

Mr. Fallon made playful jabs at Mr. Romney’s previous campaign and teased him about healthcare in his home state.

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When Mr. Romney said he would be supporting the republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election 100 percent, Mr. Fallon responded “don’t you mean 47 percent?” alluding to the quote that hounded Mr. Romney throughout his campaign: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it — that that’s an entitlement. … My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

In response to the joke, Mr. Romney said it was “a low blow, but it’s pretty funny.”

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