As frontrunner Newt Gingrich‘s poll numbers descend from their former lunar colony heights, slow-and-steady GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is poised to capitalize on his rival’s stumble. In a shrewd move, with shrewd timing, the former Massachusetts Governor appeared on The Late Show Monday night to deliver host David Letterman‘s Top Ten List. Romney’s performance was characteristically wooden, but achieved the desired humanizing effect, and distilled at least one essential truth.
The Rise of the Planet of the Newts has been predictably brief, and now that Gingrich has fallen behind in Iowa, and sits in a tie with Romney in the most recent national poll, Mitt Romney could use something of a charm offensive headed into the early Republican primaries. His appearance on Letterman, then, was a well-timed, shrewd move. I don’t want to spoil the “Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Wants To Say To The American People,” but I will say that #2 will likely be one of the few times the world will see unanimous agreement between Romney and every liberal in America.
Here are the Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Wants To Say To The American People, as read by Mitt Romney, from CBS’ The Late Show:
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