Stewart: Romney vs Gingrich is like ‘Mortal Kombat’

By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:59 EDT
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Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, January 30, 2012 . Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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Jon Stewart on Monday evening compared the duel between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich ahead of the Florida GOP presidential primary to the famous fighting video game “Mortal Kombat.”

The Daily Show host was first intrigued by Gingrich’s confidence in believing he would not only have one, but two terms in office, including proposing to have a colony on the moon.

“By the end of my third term, I would have shaved the sides of Michigan so that it looks like it’s flipping off aliens,” Stewart joked. “By my fifth term, I would have fed the nation’s poor with the cheap food stuff made from their own children. And by my seventh term, I would have trained cats to do the jobs that immigrants do.”

But Stewart was keen to show Romney fighting back at Gingrich to regain the lead in Florida, comparing the former Massachusetts governor’s attacks to blows thrown in a “Mortal Kombat” fight.

“It’s nearly over, time for perhaps one more move,” he said. “Finish him.”

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which was broadcast on January 30, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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