In an appearance Thursday on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly talked about his efforts to get both presidential candidates on “The O’Reilly Factor” before the election.

I was trying to get both of them [presidential candidates] on. And the president, you know — his guy said to me, “What, we’re going to put him on the ‘Factor’ and you’re going to ask him about Libya, come on.” [Laughter] Which I would have. All right, so they wouldn’t do it.

In attempting to coax Mitt Romney into an appearance, O’Reilly told his campaign, “You guys are going to lose unless you do something dramatic,” as he reported to Leno.