Did Comedians’ Jokes Hurt Romney’s Campaign?
Comedian David Brenner on comedy’s impact on Presidential elections.
- Duration 7:29
- Date Nov 30, 2012
Comedian David Brenner on comedy’s impact on Presidential elections.
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Well -- President Obama still standing here.
And governor Romney just visiting here all because Romney -- Wasn't -- is.
Serious or taken as seriously by comedians that he was about a more -- Comedy legend David Brenner.
On the phone with us right now David such an -- thanks for joining us -- -- you've seen these studies member I think it was they talked that they broke down David did.
The juxtaposition of jokes at the president's expense vs Romney's expense.
And it was something like ten to one making fun of -- one comedian put I don't know who was and its elected.
Bear with me are well we would the president isn't as funny.
-- that right.
Well you know I I think typical you gotta you gotta know that the committee and sort of lean left anyway.
I mean it always there really all that's and that's -- canceling their I mean -- comedians are basically -- pro have been you know Norma.
So they're not they're gonna make fun even though they try to balance that there were -- they're gonna make fun of the other -- We -- run against the yet Democrats but.
In spite of that it doesn't matter you know look at George W.
Bush I mean talk about a walking talking sleeping joke.
Hey people everybody wait Regan George W.
Bush is thicket partly -- what are you -- neighbors.
He going to how to deal with -- we -- -- -- -- people were screaming and and.
Already got reelected and then I think every -- well very -- I -- I -- -- -- I don't agree with that particular.
Sunday some of that but I but I will say this he's right got to let but I I do think it was overly disproportionate here and and I'm part of my eight.
-- David is that.
Everything Romney would do or say became the -- And even stuff that had to stand out as being unusual or stuff that they would have seized on what's the with -- President Bush if he -- they didn't do it would Barack Obama.
And I I just wonder whether it's more than a leaning thing more than a personal view is sort of thank.
As much as get the Republicans.
You have -- sort of a very good like get the Republican but I think Romney you know -- guy you just look at them.
Annually here importantly hear what they have this day and and -- easy to get it joke out of and you know Obama from the -- he was running for president the first time.
Can you ever really -- we -- let alone and it was difficult because you know also got the -- -- you know you don't wanna come off but you know -- on the black guy.
That's it to sincere saying are you and everyone holds their -- because they don't want to look.
Yeah you don't wanna look like you're being prejudicial not it's politically -- prejudicial but racially spread -- position.
The he got to do here is okay we -- figure that amount of their ground quite.
But what they are he's got big year they take going out of that a -- -- -- mother looked on 110 -- body of the good -- Obama -- can only take advantage of that.
But when it comes that is -- things that they've committed to holding back Romney.
You know he -- the dog on top of a car.
He can make this statement about 47% of the American people without knowing that somebody recording it and this -- the Korean auto brands -- You know -- that we we're watching it for the Al Smith dinner you're no you -- it's -- right now.
This is that big you know quadrennial event with a presidential candidates so up -- -- And I was that that they've that is the assembled by the Indian about 2000 others so -- I'm hardly -- certainly inside -- David.
But not -- brought the house on I'm telling -- Mitt Romney was self deprecating Bob Newhart it he brought doubts down and he does blow away the -- -- -- just how.
Self deprecating and funny was Ann and Andy Democrats in the room a great I mean hey -- Romney I was hysterical.
How I I said to my wife hip to that event.
Why don't we.
See this meant -- harm -- are on.
On the stump -- out there it right to -- -- -- right debut could get because I agree I think it's that he was very import -- it's gotta be.
Out there but -- what would you tell.
I -- -- you know you know look at Al Gore -- -- funny guy he put them funny when he was campaigning I actually said don't want time.
He I didn't joke.
And add at a function any came back is that -- -- -- great joke David he said.
He says you know you're so funny I campaign -- and I said don't you better people -- Because what it what can be as funny people like a guy who I'd bet that the human I think Romney.
Could get a lot of things -- -- -- don't want about himself you know.
-- -- -- -- -- Somebody tonight about the money thing -- office.
But he could've done illiquid John Kenny did about is his father's wealth that have -- anybody's and Barack -- that he wasn't gonna -- for a landslide.
But yeah you've never heard that out of Romney like -- -- a little -- he didn't do it when he was gonna stop it is built when he was going -- he held back he didn't like you're saying you're among 2000 people.
That it -- thousand people way that bed bath with how many people were voting yeah you're right thing.
Did not think if you're gonna be funny.
It you know without the market you know when these guys that they -- they get that illusion they or don't think they're going to win because.
They're they're pretense that they credited to the occur out that you're all right.
They get out -- 2.5 thousand people screaming you know Mitt Mitt Mitt Mitt.
And walked out -- there euphoria I'm going away and may -- gonna vote for him.
If they walked in the when Obama.
In the they're not sure and demand you know the undecided and they were screaming and calling his name that different.
Critic at the illusion yeah that the -- euphoria state.
You know you'd be if you make fun of your -- and you make fun of the other guy in good faith in had a good chance that went.
And Romney Republican -- get government.
I think we're right around I think you're right about I think you've got to deal of the Levy -- ultimate recognize the inherent joke we all -- -- Debts and undoubtedly look at that that I could -- on career on now.
Well look he could have made fun of not attorney and is there a -- -- report he could -- when he joked about that -- but it made fun about the offshore.
And I and then they're now we'd love -- European bathing -- and it happened -- deposit.
You know we had in his pocket four million dollars Billy deposited it.
You know I mean he wanted to go in the water he could've done.
The -- the -- it's still blood evidence that it wasn't funny.
-- -- -- you -- the media is a note you know people less -- And the media can do what they want to do but it -- when he gets down to let people most people vote on one issue.
You know our expanded you know I don't want that man campaigning on they get there one that everybody has that one issue.
Whether it's by immigration abortion.
Israel they got the one issue.
Most people don't balance down stable you know he's yeah I would it was more of where -- but but he's you know he's got bigger pay good strong.
Point if I don't know day that I I would have more time I do think -- -- there's something in us I don't what is Maria.
Or relate to the guy and barring like horrific economic times -- -- close the deal.
Yes and then a big guy -- -- -- doesn't have a -- we might vote for the fifth that the they could have real pleasure thank you very much I -- do -- again we can't expect thought I did David Brenner very funny guy I think on this he's absolutely right meanwhile.