From Gangnam style to slow jams to selfies with Zach Braff, Mitt Romney is well on his way to winning one of those “World’s Coolest Grandpa” mugs.
On Friday’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” the former Republican presidential candidate, whose new documentary “Mitt” is available now on Netflix, “slow jammed the news.” In the running gag Fallon teams up with a serious seeming boldfacer–a Brian Williams or a Barack Obama–and ad-libs Barry White-style as his guest sums up the week’s headlines.
Romney, dubbed “Roma lama ding dong” by the “Late Night” crew, offered the audience a pretty decent primer on Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. On the menu? Unemployment, debt, immigration reform and “wide spread wire tapping.” And that’s where Fallon comes in.
“Ah yeah,” intoned Fallon. “President Obama looked at the American people up and down and said, ‘I’d tap that.’” Kudos to Romney for keeping a straight face for the next two minutes.
If that wasn’t enough to prove the former governor’s growing pop culture cred. On his way out of New York, Romney ran into “Scrubs” star Zach Braff at JFK airport. And selfie ensued.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 25, 2014
“The Hunger Games” reference for the win!