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Letterman On Romney: "If You're Worried About Coming Here, Is That The Guy You Want In The Office?"

On CBS's "Late Show" tonight, host David Letterman once again begged for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to appear on his show. Last Friday he instructed his audience not to vote for Romney unless he appears on the show. Repeating that plea, Letterman asked how could you want him in the Oval Office if he refuses to appear on his show.

"We've asked Mitt Romney a hundred times, we ask him daily. We call, we call his wife, we call the kids. We'll tell his lovely wife, we'll take Mitt, we'll take them all, but they don't return our calls," Letterman said.

"If you're worried about coming here, is that the guy you want in the Oval Office? Really?" Letterman asked. Transcript below.

LETTERMAN: And I'll tell you something, it's less than 32 days or something before the elect and Mitt Romney has not been on this show. We've asked Mitt Romney a hundred times, we ask him daily. We call, we call his wife, we call the kids. We'll tell his lovely wife, we'll take Mitt, we'll take them all, but they don't return our calls.

AUDIENCE: Awww.

LETTERMAN: I know, you're being snarky with me but -- if you're worried about coming here, is that the guy you want in the Oval Office? Really? If you're worried about …

'I'm afraid Dave will say something about my hair gel.'

So it comes down to this, ladies and gentlemen, just do me a favor and you don't owe me anything, by God. I'm here to entertain, I'm here to lighten your load, I'm here to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step, and so if you can do me one favor. Unless Mitty comes to be on this show and we would love to have him, don't mistake this. We would love to have Mitt sit right over there, but if he doesn't, don't vote for him. It's that easy. It's just that simple.

Now we're going to put together a committee and this guy is going to be in charge of the committee, right there. Thank you sir.

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