Romney to join Leno on late night TV
November 30th, 2010
10:11 AM ET
12 years ago

Romney to join Leno on late night TV

(CNN) - Mitt Romney will jump back into the public spotlight Wednesday night when he sits down with "Tonight Show" show host Jay Leno.

The late night talk show appearance by the former Massachusetts governor is his first with Leno since his bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

Romney, who is considering another run for the White House, was a guest on David Letterman's "Late Show" back in March.

Romney adviser and spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says that the former governor has nothing to promote.

"Mitt enjoyed himself the last time he was on the show, and when they invited him back, he accepted. It should be a lot of fun," Fehrnstrom tells CNN.

Romney was very visible on the campaign trail in the three months leading up to the midterm elections, helping campaign for fellow Republicans, but he's been mostly out of the spotlight in the four weeks since the elections.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. j

    Everyone whose tax bracket exceeds $250 K should love him, he`s their man. Especially the corporate folks.

    November 30, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  2. Dave

    Romney is by far the best GOP candidate. He is intelligent, articulate, experienced and has a record of accomplishment. He has raised more money than any other GOP candidate too. He polls better against Obama than Palin, and he is a more credible leader than Huckabee. While some may criticize him for the health care in MA, his was a bipartisan effort based on the private sector (and did not require bribes as Obamacare did). Romney in 2012!

    November 30, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  3. Drumcp

    Right on the Face of Fox News! When Mitt Romney was asked to be interviewed for Fox 12 in 12 Presidential series, He categorically refused to be interviewed. I love the guy: Successful Businessman, Smart MBA from Havard Business School and JD fom Law School, Conservative but yet He is not extreme, he knows how to work with others, respects other people's ideas, Great Leader (Olympics and Mass)... Of all the GOP 2012 Squad, He is the most qualified and the only electable- I am not saying that He is perfect and he knows that he has made a lot of mistakes... Mitt Romney 2012

    November 30, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. Kyle

    Romney rocked last time he was on Leno. I've got to give Leno credit. He allows the other side time to argue their points. Good move, Jay!

    November 30, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I like this guy, Mitt Romney and he is qualified to be President, he's smart, experienced and educated. I'm not a Mormon but I am a Democrat and I'd vote for him because his religion makes no differences, it's his resume.

    November 30, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  6. Spend less, save more

    I wish Romney were president right now.

    Had he been elected, I'm pretty sure that the economy would be light years ahead of where it is now under Obama's oppressive thumb. I can't understand why our current administration has introduced and passed so many policies that destroy wealth in our country.

    Aside from Romney's MA healthcare system, he's the perfect fit for president.

    ROMNEY in 2012!

    November 30, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Romney belongs on late night since he's such a joke.

    November 30, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. Marie MD

    Does leno still have a show? We gave it up when he had limberger and then the biggest joke of them all ttring to be funny, the half term.
    Who cares? He came to Baltimore about three years ago and ran out of "funny" so he turned to the audience to ask him questions.
    Can't run with the big boys . . . . Seinfeld, Williams, Maher and fdunny lady Sykes.

    November 30, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. thomas

    CNN ,
    I love the photograph of Mitt. Is that the rip off new Governor from FLA in the background ?

    November 30, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  10. pkb

    Romney on Jay Leno? This is CNN's version of "news"?

    November 30, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Romney was very visible on the campaign trail in the three months leading up to the midterm elections, helping campaign for fellow Republicans, but he's been mostly out of the spotlight in the four weeks since the elections."
    So, will Mittens tackle the Palin dilemma or simply ignore that SHE is on the leader-board as THE #1 GOPer candidate? Will Mitt finally MAN UP, or will he continue to sit on the sidelines watching Palin take in all the glory and media fame away from him? If he can't handle Palin this early in the game, I doubt Mitt will be anymore ready to tackle, say, Iran, North Korea, or China leadership either. Such is the life of bench sitters - always once step behind the game.

    November 30, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Take America Back from the Libs

    Romney is a good guy but unelectable.....2 reasons:
    1. Mass Health Care
    2. A Mormon (PC or not, like it or not, it will cost him 20% – 30% of the vote)

    November 30, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  13. Ben in Texas

    Mitt will never be president. There is a defacto religious test for president, and Mitt doesn't pass it. You have to be a nominal Christian to be president, and this is especially true for Repugnant candidates. Mormons are not Christians. They are a cult that integrates Jewish and Christian traditions with a modern myth created in the 19th century. Even if Mitt were the best candidate, he could not win without changing his religious affiliation. That makes him, and news about him, irrelevant.

    November 30, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |