Indecision 2012 - Romspringa

  • Aired:  01/03/12
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Republican voters go through a rite of passage wherein they desperately explore every possible option before ultimately and unhappily voting for Mitt Romney. (3:27)

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>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW"!

MY NAME IS JON STEWART!

YES, WE'RE BACK, BABY, SO NICE

TO SEE YOU.

I HOPE YOU HAD A NICE NEW

YEAR'S.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT, THE NO LONGER

ROUND MOUND OF REBOUND, SIR

CHARLES BARKLEY.

I SAW HIM BACKSTAGE, HE LOOKS

UNBELIEVABLE.

(APPLAUSE)

HE LOOKS UNBELIEVABLE.

I WANT TO START BY SAYING

CHARLES BARKLEY'S NEW YEAR'S

RESOLUTION SHOULD BE TO LET

HIMSELF GO BECAUSE HE LOOKS

TREMENDOUS.

OBVIOUSLY I KNOW THAT TONIGHT

YOU'RE EXCITED TO HEAR THE

RESULTS OF TODAY'S IOWA CAUCUS.

I DO NOT KNOW THEM.

(LAUGHTER)

BECAUSE I AM BROADCASTING TO YOU

FROM THE PAST.

(LAUGHTER)

IN MY WORLD, IT IS 6:00 P.M.,

JANUARY 3.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU WHAT I DO

KNOW.

THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE

AND THE CONSERVATIVE VOTERS'

DESPERATE EFFORT TO EXPLORE

EVERY OTHER POSSIBLE OPTION--

LIVING OR OTHERWISE-- BEFORE

ULTIMATELY AND UNHAPPILY VOTING

FOR MITT ROMNEY.

(LAUGHTER)

THE RITE OF PASSAGE FOR

REPUBLICAN VOTERS KNOWN AS

ROMSPRINGA.

(LAUGHTER)

YES, REPUBLICAN VOTERS KNOW

THEY'RE GOING TO END UP WITH

ROMNEY MUCH IN THE WAY A

16-YEAR-OLD AMISH BOY KNOWS HIS

SIX MONTHS WITH AN IPOD WILL

ULTIMATELY GIVE WAY TO SEVERAL

DECADES OF HAND-TOOLED BARN

BUILDING.

(LAUGHTER)

NOW, WHEN OUR SHOW LEFT IN

DECEMBER.

NEWT GINGRICH WAS REPUBLICANS'

TEMPORARY VICE.

WHICH ENDED MUCH IN THE WAY THE

YOUNG AMISH'S FIRST ENCOUNTER

WITH ALCOHOL ENDS-- NAUSEA,

VOMITING AND A VOW TO THE LORD

NEVER TO GO NEAR THAT (BLEEP)

AGAIN.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

WHICH BRING US TO RON PAUL.

RON PAUL.

COULD HE-- THE PRODRUG

LEGALIZATION ANTIWAR

OBSTETRICIAN BE THE BRIEF

REPUBLICAN FLIRTATION THAT COULD

LEAD THE FLOCK ASTRAY?

>> RON PAUL HAS DISAVOWED

NEWSLETTERS WITH HIS NAME ON

THEM.

NEWSLETTERS FROM THE 1980s AND

'90s WITH RACIAL INSULTS

TOWARD AFRICAN AMERICANS AND

OTHERS.

>> Jon: OKAY, PROBABLY NOT.

THE NEWSLETTER!

DID YOU PEOPLE KNOW THAT BEFORE

YOU COULD WRITE CRAZY (BLEEP) ON

TUMBLER AND WORD PRESS PEOPLE

HAD TO TYPE THEIR CRAZY (BLEEP)

UP AND PRINT IT OUT ON WHAT WAS

CALLED PAPER.

(LAUGHTER)

AND DISTRIBUTED BY HAND REACHING

ONLY TO A FEW PARANOID SPIR

CYSTS WHO LIVED WITHIN WALKING

DISTANCE OF YOUR... I GUESS WHAT

YOU WOULD CALL LAIR.

(LAUGHTER)

ALL RIGHT, SO THE FUSE LETTER IS

NOT GOOD.

I WOULD PREFER RON PAUL DO A

BETTER JOB OF OWNING THIS

TERRIBLE MISTAKE WITH THESE

NEWSLETTERS.

HERE'S WHY THE DOCTOR STILL HAS

FANS: HIS OPPONENTS, HOW WILL

THEY ATTACK PAUL OVER THESE

NEWSLETTERS?

>> I TOOK IT TO RON PAUL OVER

THE ISSUE OF A NUCLEAR IRAN.

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO VOTE FOR A

CANDIDATE WHO WOULD ALLOW IRAN

TO BE ARMED AND TO WIPE OUT

ISRAEL.

>> ACTUALLY, ONE OF THE PEOPLE

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT THINKS

IT'S OKAY FOR IRAN TO HAVE A

NUCLEAR WEAPON.

I DON'T.

>> Jon: THEIR MAIN PROBLEM

WITH RON PAUL ISN'T THE RACIST

CONSPIRACY MONGERING NEWSLETTER,

IT'S BECAUSE HE WON'T PRE-AGREE

TO START A WAR WITH IRAN.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S LIKE HATING THE T.V. SHOW

"WORK IT" BECAUSE IT'S ONLY A

HALF HOUR

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