Earlier this week, The Late Show with David Letterman netted its highest rating in two and a half years due to a visit from US President Barack Obama. In the spirit of equal time, Letterman has extended the olive branch to Obama's challenger in the November elections, Mitt Romney.
In the recently released video of Romney revealing his true form to donors during a fundraiser, the former governor of Massachusetts claimed—among other more controversial comments—that he believes David Letterman hates him because he has appeared several times on Dave's competition at NBC, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Responding to the charges last night, Letterman pointed out that we are all "carbon based life forms" sharing the same planet and accused Romney of being "delusional" if he truly believes what he said. Stating that the Late Show isn't in the hate business, Letterman noted that they have attempted to snag Romney as a guest in excess of one hundred times without any success.
Referring to Mitt's running mate Paul Ryan as "Gilligan," the veteran talk show host issued an open invitation to Romney and his family, including his "little buddy," to come on the show anytime he wants, even on short notice. In the end, Letterman displayed his sharp wit as he explained, "If this is based on being on the Leno show more than being on our show, does it makes any sense that we would hate a man who has gone through that suffering?"
Zing, indeed. The late night wars will never die. Would you like to see Mitt Romney as a guest on Letterman's Late Show?