President Obama took a beating on late-night television Thursday, a day after delivering a sluggish debate performance against his rival, Mitt Romney.
On “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart joked that Obama’s debate loss represented a rare moment of bipartisan accord: Pundits on both the left and the right agreed that he choked.
“There is no red America, there is no blue America, there is only the America that can’t believe how bad this guy did in the debate,” he said, paraphrasing Obama’s career-making speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Later in the evening, Stephen Colbert quipped that “Obama hasn’t done this poorly since he debated Clint Eastwood.”
Both hosts were baffled by Obama’s loss, especially given his opponent’s aggressive attack on PBS.
“[He] fired Big Bird, America’s favorite non-fried bird,” Stewart said in disbelief. “Romney could have waterboarded Aladdin, put down Blue, deported Dora the Explorer, and he still would have won.”