Comedians often do their best work when there’s a national election underway. Jon Stewart shot to popularity thanks to the Daily Show’s Indecision 2000 coverage. Tina Fey became a household name when she began doing a spot-on impression of Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live in 2008. And satire sites like The Onion are having a field day with Mitt Romney’s perceived stuffy image and controversial statements about the poor.
Conan O’Brien is no stranger to mocking powerful people, and he’s had plenty of experience with it. When he debuted in 1993, Bill Clinton’s first administration was getting underway. After nearly 20 years and three presidents, O’Brien hasn’t lost a step — even since moving from NBC to TBS a few years ago. Mixing his unique type of bizarre and insightful humor, he and his writers have come up with one of the best videos to emerge this campaign season.
The premise is simple — imagine how much easier it would be for Mitt Romney if there was no Barack Obama. We won’t spoil the rest of the joke for you, so watch below (via TBS).