Jason Alexander Responds to Mitt Romney's George Constanza Name-Dropping

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If you're running for national office, lovable Seinfeld loser George Costanza may not be a figure you should readily and enthusiastically equate yourself to.

But Mitt Romney did, and now Jason Alexander is commenting on it.

In his opening remarks at the Arizona Republican debate Wednesday, Mitt said, "I want to restore America's promise, and I'm going to do that."

Before he could continue, the crowd began applauding, so the candidate quipped, "As George Costanza would say, 'when they're applauding, stop.'"

Romney and Alexander

Jason Alexander, who played Costanza on the long-running series, used it as an opening to poke some fun at Romney and his penchant for changing positions.

He tweets, "Thrilled that Gov. Romney enjoys my old character. I enjoyed the character he used 2 b 2. If he'd embrace that again, he'd b a great candidate."

Ohhhh, snap.

Just FYI, the actual quote was spoken from Jerry Seinfeld, speaking to George about how to end a conversation, though Constanza famously followed the advice.

Seinfeld says, "When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off." Still, for the purposes of Romney's use, he was close enough this time.

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@ Mr. Jones Oh, I don't know. I think the comment below you makes sense and I've been labeled normal all my life. I am not a tea-drinker, but I do agree with the equation that was laid out below ya. I know I sure don't want to live a Greek existence right now. BTW, your first name doesn't happen to be "T" does it?

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Hey All You Normal Folks! Don't let these Teahadists who are throwin' shade on an Entertainment Gossip site get you down! Human Rights and Civil Rights will always win no matter Who tries to stomp em out!

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The political equation is simple this year... Obama + his spendthrift ways/failed economic polices = Greece. Don't get me wrong...I love gyros, feta cheese, and baklava...I even liked the comedy movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", but do I want to live like the average Athenian right now? Sitting around smoking filter-less cigarettes, knockin back the "Ouzo" liquor at sidewalk cafe--out of work or rioting in the streets..with little or no possibility of jobs--hoping the European Community will bail my nation out--AGAIN?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO way! Anybody but Obama in 2012!

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Did you say Free Heathcare? Cancer Screening Free? Who the Hell told you anything was Free! Some of us in this Country do not need this Government to anything but get the Hell out of the way! 40% of this Country has no faith in this Administration. We want to work. We want a pipeline! We want regulations to make it possible for companies to build! We want your hand out of our pocket! That one sentence says everything about your state of mind! " What's wrong with Free"- nothing is Free! Fair? Fair is get up off your ass and get a job like I did! Quit looking for a handout.

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MITT ROMNEY KNOWS HOW TO MAKE MONEY. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, KNOWS HOW TO THROW MONEY AWAY. AMERICA IS SUFFERING, FINANCIALLY. IT'S A NO BRAINER. HOPEFULLY ROMNEY WILL BE PRESIDENT, OF THE U.S.A., IN 2012.

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Red states & Blue states should kinda separate from each other and become two completely different territories of their respective states. We'd be the same US for defense purposes, but governed by the way their populations want. I know it sounds crazy at first but it makes sense. A progressive Vermonter is never gonna agree with an arch conservative Texan. Then after a few decades like this, figure out who has a better standard of living. PROBLEM SOLVED

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Extremist far-right wing commenters tend to write nasty insults & generally act like insane toddlers. --read below-- Most Americans are actually moderate; believing in working for a living yet understanding the importance of safety nets. And healthcare laws help the individual American--but a very small group of corporate interests are getting the noisy far right minority to make a loud stink & call it "socialism" rather than what it truly is "positive & fair". What's wrong with free cancer screenings that could save your life? And fyi.....the first people to ever suggest an individual mandate for care were Republicans in the late 80's. But when a Democratic administration enacted it, they all changed their minds! But I digress..... It's always the loonies who spout false language like socialism when it's not that at all.

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@ CDepressed - I know Sneakerbean- he could buy and sell your Ass/ obviously he would take a loss but still...

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The Public has caught onto the smooth talking Socalist! His 15 minutes is about up! I hope you idiots have learned your lesson. Damn a photo ID in order a vote! An IQ test should be a prerequisite in order to go to the polls! Romney - 2012.

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Wasn't Abe Lincoln a Republican? Thanks for any Racist comments about Republicans! We already know that will be your strong message come Summer! That message worked for you the 1st 100 times but it has run its course. Maybe there are a few weak minded out there but even the weak realize that their Asshole is so Deep that you could Stock Catfish in that Ass from the screwing Obama has given us! Listen- take your Free Cheese eating Ass to the RestRoom- Brush your Teeth ( Both of them) and be prepared to actually earn a living! The Party ( free ride) is about to be over! I could tell you " 67" different reasons why! We will not continue to support your ass.

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