OK, Mitt Romney was kidding about that Tuesday during his first appearance of the campaign season on 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno. GOP rival Rick Santorum is 'basically a good guy,' Romney said.
Leno tried to draw Romney out on what he’s looking for in a running mate, but the former Massachusetts governor said he didn’t have a list. Leno was incredulous. “It would be presumptuous,” Romney said.
Romney then tried his hand at a little humor, suggesting he’d sideline Leno’s biggest competitor by giving him a new job. “I’ll tell you what, I can do you a favor with this,” Romney said. “I’ll choose David Letterman. He could help us both out.”
Haha. Then Leno threw out a serious list, and requested a one-word response for each.
Leno didn’t sound convinced. Romney tried again: “Man of strong will, great strength.”
“A man of girth?” Leno suggested.
Romney didn’t take the bait. “If you attack Chris Christie, you’re going to get more than you bargain for,” he said.
Leno gave up.
“I’ll try for smaller words next time,” Romney joked.