Stewart cringes at Romney signing ‘America the Beautiful’

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:43 EDT
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Jon Stewart on Mitt Romney's signing. Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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Before the results of the Florida GOP primary, Jon Stewart poked fun Tuesday evening at Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, and especially their last minute pandering to win votes.

After discussing Gingrich’s efforts to get support from Hispanic voters, Stewart then analyzed Romney signing “America the Beautiful” to appeal to older voters at the retirement community “The Villages.” By the second verse of the song, The Daily Show’s host was clearly not amused.

“You know the reason no one knows the words is that no one ever subjects their audience to two verses of that song,” Stewart said. “What are you, stalling for time so that a pick pocket can work the crowd?”

Stewart was even more demoralized when the former Massachusetts governor decided to go into the third verse of the song.

“It was then that everyone in the crowd in ‘The Villages’ pressed their life alert button at the same time,” he said. “And faked a stroke.”

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which was broadcast on January 31, 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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