Mitt Romney skipped the tie but still wasn't overly loose as he appeared on the ``Late Show with David Letterman'' and read the nightly Top Ten list last night.
Draped on the same blazer and open-collared shirt he wore earlier in the day on a New York City media blitz, Romney was the object of Letterman's needle even before starting down the list.
"I begged him to put on a tie,'' the host said as the former Massachusetts governor, and likely 2012 presidential contender, chuckled.
Romney then began his appointed task: reading a list of "Top Ten Things You Don't Know About Mitt Romney.''
No. 10 was, "'Mitt' is short for 'Mitt-thew.'''
On No. 9, Romney joked that he can't begin his day without reading The Washington Post and socialite Kim Kardashian's Tweets.
And we always thought it was the granola baked by his wife, Ann.
No. 8 brought a good laugh: "I'm the guy in the photo that comes in your picture frame.''
And the No. 1 thing was, "Oprah is my half-sister."
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