(CNN) - Late night comedian David Letterman says he isn't upset with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Rather, he feels sorry for him.
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"I don't hate Mitt," Letterman said, referencing secretly-recorded comments Romney made at a fundraiser.
In the video posted online by left-leaning magazine Mother Jones, Romney talks about appearing on evening shows.
"I've been on Letterman a couple of times. I've been on Leno more than a couple times, and now Letterman hates me because I've been on Leno more than [on] him," Romney says. "They're very jealous of one another, as you know."
President Barack Obama, appearing on Letterman's show Tuesday, criticized Romney for other comments the candidate made in the fundraiser.
In an online advance clip of his Wednesday program, Letterman made light of the comments and invites Romney to appear on his show.
"I think now more than ever he and his lovely wife, Mrs. Mitt are more than welcome to come on the show," Letterman said. "If you think you're going to get to the White House, you've got to spend time in this chair."
He made a jab at his fellow late-night comedian, saying that he doesn't hate Romney for his appearances on Leno, because "why hate a guy who's suffered through that?"
Letterman also sized up the industry.
Television comedians, he joked, are "very jealous and bitter and backbiting... unlike politics."
Letterman would be a better Presidnt than Romney.
David Letterman occupies a special place in the World. Someone has to be lower than slime and he chose to be that guy.
Willard needs a thicker skin, no way could he handle being the POTUS. Think of all the hurtful things that have been said and done about President Obama. And many were said by elected officials but I have NEVER heard President Obama whine once. Fox News is dedicated to trashing President Obama, but that's ok.
Get him David, you trashing the republican party for the past 4 years is the main reason I watch you! Btw, love the Top 10!
@ Tiz at least Letterman was not married. The GOP (Party of Family Values) cheats on their wives all of the time. Ask Newt, McCain. Also they love to pick up madams and gays on the side also. The pot calling the kettle black. You got your nerves.
That would be zero, on the number of laws broken. As to those poor shareholders, have you stopped for one minute to contemplaye the millions of jobs that would have been lost at GM and Chrylser, plus their subsidiaries and all the supporting companies? The banks were getting their own bail-out- there would be no "managed bankruptsy". It just would have been a giant disaster-and your precious shareholder would have gotten nothing- soon hopefully they now might.
Questions- do you (and the GOP) just hate working people? is that why what Romney proposed made sense to you?
The short answer to your questions would be yes, he/she and the GOP do hate working people.
I loved your comment and I'm glad to know someone else shuts down politics like I do. After 8:00 p.m., unless something really big happens, that's it for me. I tune in to a nice movie.
Letterman would make a much better President than Robme – at least he has a sense of humor and is intelligent.
Curious here as to why Romney considered out of touch and unable to relate to common man when same was not said of JFK or Franklin Roosevelt
Since I was born under JFK and didn't exist during Roosevelt's term(s), I have to rely on clips, reading and actually listening to their speeches and here are some clues:
1) they didn't have a blonde wife on their arms who wears a snotty look on her face constantly;
calls the American people "you people",
constantly talks about her illinesses, while she advocates for taking your health insurance away;
owns an expensive horse and charges it to the American taxpaper;
lies they (the Romney's) were stuggling when in FACT they had stocks which they lived off without working;
2) Neither JFK or Roosevelt needed hundreds of people to make them appear human;
3) Neither JFK or Roosevelpt advocated for helping millionaires (like themselves) while taking from the poor; and
4) JFK actually SERVED his country, and his family (while they are no saints), they give a lot to their country).
Does this help you understand?
The reason I don't watch David Letterman any longer is that he thinks he's a political moderator, that he should sway public opinion in politics, and because he isn't funny. He's just a pathetic late night host who is trying through all means possible to get people to watch his show. NEWS TO DAVID: You are an entertainer. You are not an expert on American politics. Pick one, but not both, to be on your show.
All you ROMNEY haters need to go and see 2016.......
Mittens likes Leno because they can brag about how many cars they own. Obama 2012. Hiliary Clinton 2016! Send Mittens back to his Cayman Island accounts where he can talk about the 47% of America he doesn't care about.
Leno and Romney both like to take over and put people out of jobs.
Watched Letterman to see Preezy, who doesn't know the national debt, and admitted it on air. Romney has an IQ of 139 yet is still a Morman. I can't stand either of these candidates, and don't think I'm alone.
Romney said if he loses the race, he is going to move his money overseas.
Romneys desperate, swinging like a wild crazy man.
Obamama is suck. Are you better off than fours ego? I guess his family does. Not mine.
Imagine a 65 year-old man that tries to turn people against each other by starting gossip that they are "jealous" of each other,,,then, imagine a bully in the school yard that gets his kicks out of making two other kids fight with each other and takes bets on the side.
Letterman rocks. I've been watching him even when the masses were fawnign over Aresnio.
He's is hilarious in his interviews which is harder to do than the monolgue at the beginning sne interviews can only be scripted so much.
When ever I watch Jay interview people it is so boring ... one softball after another, followed by Jay tossing his head back and giggling ... so predictable.
Letterman is still sharp as a whip and adjusts to stuff his guests say real time. no wonder Mitt doesnt like him.. hes scared to show up ...
Letterman's the oppsite of Mitt.
Letterman woudl be great as POTUS. Can you imagine the press confrences!
He would look awkward in any late night show – he is just not – a regular guy