By Justin Sink - 12/20/11 12:51 PM EST
Mitt Romney poked fun at his appearance — and his opponents — while listing the "Top 10" on David Letterman's "The Late Show" Tuesday night.
The former Massachusetts governor, who has maintained a spot in the top tier of GOP candidates, appeared on the show as part of a late media blitz intended to help him connect with more Republican voters. The appearance on Letterman was also designed to help Romney with an image that some voters — and Democratic strategists — have described as aloof.
Romney presented the "Top 10 things Mitt Romney would like to say to the American people," deadpanning jokes about his appearance — including comparing himself to a 1970s game show host and "revealing" that he wore a hairpiece.
The appearance on Letterman has become something of a primary-campaign tradition. Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama read Top 10 lists during the 2008 campaign, and Rick Perry appeared on the show earlier this year.
The full Top 10:
10: Isn't it time for a president who looks like a 1970s game show host?
9: What's up, gangstas? It's the M-I-double-tizzle.
8: I have no proof, but I have a feeling Canada is planning something.
7: Actually, I'm only here to meet Tom Cruise.
6: Live from New York, it's Saturday night!
5: My new cologne is not available at Macy's. It's Mitts-tified.
4: I just used all my campaign money to buy a zoo with Matt Damon.
3: I can do a lot, but even I can't fix the Indianapolis Colts.
2: Newt Gingrich — really?
1: It's a hairpiece.