Never underestimate the unintentional comedy of a liberal comedian trying to handicap Republican politics. Case in point: Jimmy Fallon.
“Mitt Romney is hoping to energize Republicans by announcing Paul Ryan as his running mate,” Fallon said during his opening monologue last night. “Seriously? That’s like trying to spice up a bowl of oatmeal with more oatmeal.”
(Is that joke Ryan-specific at all?) If Fallon were on the Democratic Party’s low-dollar donor list, though, he would know that the Ryan pick has “energized” the Republican Party.
“Yesterday’s Romney-Ryan rally in North Carolina pulled in an overflow crowd of 15,000 people,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wrote yesterday. “There’s no spinning that number. It’s a LOT of people, and the Republican base in energized.”
Fallon concluded with this joke. “Mitt Romney said that he and Paul Ryan are America’s Comeback Team — you know, as is, come back in four years and try again,” he cracked.
In April, Fallon “slow-jammed the news” with President Obama at the University of North Carolina. “The President has left the building,” Fallon tweeted after the Obama segment. “This has been one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done.”