Dennis Miller visited The O’Reilly Factor last night for what amounted to an infomercial about Miller hitting the road to campaign for Mitt Romney. But near the end, Miller and Bill O’Reilly started joshing about a poll that found Americans would prefer President Obama, by a wide margin, to babysit their child than Mitt Romney.
Although the segment was clearly designed to give Miller time to pitch for Romney, there was this little exchange where he more or less revealed he’s not crazy about his candidate.
O’Reilly: What have you learned being on the road with the campaign and opening and introducing… that you didn’t know?
Miller: Um, that he really is… in a world where they throw the word great around so capriciously… he’s a good man.
O’Reilly did not press for more details about why Miller thinks Romney is a good, but not great, man.
For those who are wondering, Miller said he does a few jokes on the trail – at the Democrats’ expense, of course. Then, getting in the spirit of the campaign, the two threw around a couple of knee-slappers:
At about 3:50, O’Reilly showed a poll that found Americans would rather have President Obama than Mitt Romney babysit their child 49-36%. O’Reilly kidded, “I guess they think he might outsource the job and you might have a Taiwanese guy there.”
Miller quipped, “But I think what that reflects is the fact that Obama has done such a good job over the last four years of instituting a nanny state that they figure it might just translate over to babysitting.”
That had O’Reilly roaring with laughter until he finally came back with: "I don’t think I’d want the president babysitting because, you know, Rev. Wright might come over and the kid’d go, ‘God (damn America)!’"
The entire conversation devolved into hilarity after that.
Today, between President Obama and Mitt Romney, it’s whom you’d rather have babysitting your kids.
It’s a sad comment on the electorate, when we reduce the selection of who holds the nation’s highest elective office to recreational drinking or temporary child care . . .