Jon Stewart taped The Daily Show on Tuesday long before the Iowa votes were counted. But that didn’t stop him from sizing up the race. The Republican primary is like a box of chocolates, he said: a “white man’s sampler.”
There’s the Michele Bachmann chocolate: “too many nuts.” Rick Perry’s in there, but filled with disgusting almond nougat. Eventually voters will end up with the “plain chocolate,” Stewart said. That chocolate goes by the name of Mitt Romney.
But there was one final piece to try. That candy with the weird, semi-liquid cherry filling: Rick Santorum.
“You tried all of them all of them except this one,” Stewart said. “This is the one you haven’t tried because you know it sucks.” So that’s it, Stewart added. “You end up with Romney, the least bad chocolate.”
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