LEESBURG, Va. -- Somebody forgot to tell comedian and radio host Dennis Miller that Mitt Romney's campaign was trying to softly tell President Obama's 2008 supporters that while it was a generous and heartfelt act to vote for him, it's OK to shift allegiance because the hoped for change didn't work out.
That all went out the window when the funny-man mocked as drug-addled his friends who initially backed the president.
In Leesburg's Ida Lee Park before 8,000 Romney supporters Wednesday night, Miller took the stage to announce that he was voting for Romney. His approach at first was smooth. "I had no ax to grind with the president when he started, I really didn't," said Miller. "It's just been a bad four years and it has not worked."
Then came the hammer. "I started listening to people who voted for Obama first time through and I could tell there were cracks in the facade," said Miller. "I don't know about you, but I have friends who talk about their vote for Obama now in much the same tone they used when they told me they took an Ambien and woke up naked outside. 'I did what,'" Miller joked.
"You voted for him. 'No. Really?'" he added, before ending his joke quoting his "friend" saying, "'I remember I took it and I woke up freezing, nude, eating ice cream. I must have voted for him after that.'"
Miller concluded by scolding those who mock Romney's nerdiness. "You know what? He is a good man, Mitt Romney," Miller said to cheers. "He's just what you thought he would be and you do hear the word 'gosh' come out of his pie hole once in awhile. And you know, I've had the hipster president. Isn't it time we got back to the 'gosh' president?"