Wanda Sykes: Romney is ‘the Forrest Gump of candidates’

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 15:48 EDT
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Comedian Wanda Sykes. Screenshot via NBC.
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It’s unknown whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a fan of award winning actor Tom Hanks. But that didn’t stop comedian Wanda Sykes Tuesday evening from comparing Romney to Hanks’ most famous character Forrest Gump.

Appearing on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the usually candid and Sykes, who is a lesbian, said she was “over the moon” about President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same sex marriage. Then Leno asked Sykes about Romney’s repeated declartion that marriage is between a man and a woman.

“Mitt Romney, I bet you if you put Mitt Romney in front of a gay organization, he would go, ‘Boy I like gays. I’m all for gays,’” she said.

“They are the right height,” joked Leno. “Gays are the right height.”

“I like the height on the gays, they are a great height,” Sykes replied. “Exactly. He says whatever should be said in front of that organization. He’s like the Forrest Gump of candidates. He was in Michigan. ‘I like cars. My wife has a car.’ You know? He was in Wisconsin, ‘Had myself a grilled cheese sandwich today. That was nice.’ I would love to see him in front of NOW (National Organization of Women). Boy, women, boy I like women. You know, my wife has a vagina. I like that. I like that.”

WATCH: Video from NBC, which was broadcast on March 15, 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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