Mitt Romney is, by all accounts, not a particularly funny guy. But on The Tonight Show, they really give you every chance to look good. So Jay Leno set Romney up with a word association bit about other political figures. It was baaaaad.
How can you not just call Chris Christie fat? Or even make fun of Donald Trump, the easiest target outside of Duck Hunt? People were laughing at the end out of sheer discomfort out of how there was nothing approaching humor in there.
The biggest shame? This segment has set back the immense growth of Mormon comedy by decades.