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article imageSNL's Mitt Romney fields questions from dissatisfied fund-raisers

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By Michael Krebs     Oct 9, 2011 in Entertainment
NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' opened with Mitt Romney fielding questions from Republican fund-raisers who think the Republican presidential candidate is boring and want New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney does not appear to catch a break with Republican fund-raisers who do not want him to be the front-runner in the opening skit put together by NBC's "Saturday Night Live" last night.
Romney, played well by Jason Sudeikis, spoke stiffly in defense of his candidacy, though he admitted to having a voice that sounded like "a black comedian doing a white guy voice."
But after the pool of Republican fund-raisers repeatedly dismissed Romney openly, the former Massachusetts governor expressed his ability to become "Mormon angry."
“We’re talking Mormon angry. I mean, you are going to start hearing words like shucks, fudge — and the biggie, cheese and crackers. I know I have shortcomings, okay? I’m plain spoken. I’m a little stiff and my voice sounds like a black comedian doing a white guy voice,” Romney said.
However, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did not want Mitt Romney to be disrespected and stepped up to the podium to defend Romney.
Governor Christie officially declared his intention not to run for president, but he has received positive reviews since being thrust into the national spotlight, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Christie, played by Bobby Moynihan, amiably refers to the GOP fund-raisers as "meatballs," a label that the group has found endearing. The fund-raisers explain their desire to see Christie run, and the New Jersey governor explains that his body shape only works in New Jersey. But he contends that he will run in 2016.
“I’m going to run in 2016. I just can’t do it now. Let’s just say, I got to make a couple things go away first. But after this poor bastard loses, I’ll get a nice head start, run in four years,” Christie explains. “It will be great. Fat president! Come on, it writes itself.”
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