BURBANK - Mitt Romney is clearly the GOP presidential frontrunner as he has just won the New Hampshire Primary and according to Las Vegas oddsmakers is a 3 to 1 choice to win the South Carolina Primary.
But as happy as Romney and his team of campaign workers and many supporters are there are at least two Americans who could not be more disappointed.
And those two are late night talk show hosts Jay Leno and David Letterman. Leno talked with TV ClickerWorld's Sangria Wine in his NBC Tonight Show dressing room and told her that comedy writers, political pundits, and campaign satirists just do not like individuals like Mitt Romney.
Miss Wine asked why and Leno replied "Gosh darnit because they aren't funny. First of all Romney looks like one of the old time television sit-com dads, like Ward Cleaver (Hugh Beaumont) from Leave It To Beaver, or Robert Young (Jim Anderson) from Father Knows Best, or Dr. Alex Stone (Carl Betz) from The Donna Reed Show for goodness sakes."
Leno went on to say that those men had a sense of humor but they were not funny in the sense of a TV dad like say Archie Bunker (Carrol O'Connor from All In The Family.
Miss Wine agreed with him. She then expressed to Leno that from a funny standpoint, perhaps his and his fellow late night talk show hosts would much rather see Congressman Ron Paul win the Republican presidential nomination.
"Bingo! Oh bless you my dear." Leno quipped. "Exactly, Sangria, you have just hit the political nail on its campaign head."
And out on the Right Coast in New York City, David Letterman was pretty much expressing the same exact thing to Kiowa Kettle with Tittle Tattle Tonight.
Letterman told her that he was personally hoping that Ron Paul would be the GOP presidential candidate because the man is a wealth of humor possibilities.
Letterman pointed out that Romney, Perry, and Santorum are small change in the satirical world of political humor whereas that little, white-haired, 76-year-old Ron Paul is FORT-FRIG-GIN-KNOX!
[EDITOR'S NOTE: A insider with the Ron Paul campaign informed me that even if Mitt Romney keeps on winning the next primaries there is still hope for the likes of humorists like Letterman and Leno. The insider stated that if Ron Paul does not get the GOP nomination he will still run after forming his own independent presidential party which he says he'll call, "The Good Old Opportune Party" or the GOOP for short.]