Last week, Mitt Romney was endorsed by former President George H.W. Bush, Senator Marco Rubio, and Congressman Paul Ryan. According to many pundits and prognosticators, these big-league endorsements signaled that the Republican Party establishment is finally coalescing around Romney as their standard-bearer—and that the dogged candidate has effectively locked up the GOP nomination.
But on Monday's edition of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart couldn't help but notice the "tepid" quality of last week's endorsements.
The late-night host joked that Rep. Ryan's stated reason for backing Romney ("The more we drag [the primary fight] out, the harder it is to win [the general election] in November") is code for "We have voted enough."
Stewart also cracked that rising-star Sen. Rubio's boosterism on Fox News ("I am going to endorse Mitt Romney ... because he's going to be the Republican nominee") translates to "I'm going to endorse Mitt Romney because ... what am I gonna do?"
"This is presidential politics!" Stewart said. "Fake it better."
For more of Stewart's one-liners—and for his "tepid" spins on iconic GOP slogans like "I Like Ike" and "It's Morning Again in America"—watch the clip via Comedy Central below: