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Jon Stewart Compares Mitt Romney to 'Gilligan's Island' Character

"The Daily Show" host pokes fun at the Republican frontrunner for his over-the-top statements on owning Cadillacs and befriending "NASCAR team owners," while also taking a few jabs at Rick Santorum for obvious misunderstandings of presidential speeches, past and present.

Jon Stewart
Comedy Central

In an episode of The Daily Show that aired Monday night, Jon Stewart had a little fun with two of the Republican party frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

In Romney's multiple attempts at making himself appear more personable to the masses, he only elevated himself to an elitist level Stewart found comparable to Gilligan's Island character Thurston Howell, III. "The Millionaire," as the character was known on the 1960s sitcom, was infamous for his outlandish statements on all things luxurious, not unlike the Republican primary candidate, who's been called out on numerous occasions for a similar tendency to tout his "Cadillacs," and friendships with "NASCAR team owners," among a slew of other claims.

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Romney wasn't the only one butt of the Comedy Central host's jokes. Santorum received his share of criticism for his claim that one of President John F. Kennedy's most famous speeches made him "want to throw up" and for accusing President Barack Obama of being a "snob" for insisting on higher education for all young Americans. This follows the comedian's recent jabs at the potential presidential nominee's candid rhetoric.

Who knows what wisecracks Stewart will have up his sleeve once the two Republicans face off on Tuesday's primary race in Romney's homestate of Michigan.